Harrison Ford Plane Crash: Aircraft Has Storied WWII History

Rubric: Crash | 6 Mar 2015 | no comments yet »
Harrison Ford Plane Crash: Aircraft Has Storied WWII History

7 examples Harrison Ford, screen daredevil, is a real-life risk-taker. Harrison Ford is as much the daredevil in real life as Han Solo, Indiana Jones or the other larger-than-life characters that he has played on the screen. Harrison Ford heroically “saved several lives” after bravely fighting with the controls of his stricken plane before crash landing, it has emerged. While his fictional adventures in Star Wars and as bold archaeologist Jones have thrilled audiences, the star has run into real-life danger — and sometimes pain — while indulging in his love of aviation, fast driving and the unpredictability of filmmaking. Ford, 72, has a broken arm and a gash on his head after his World ...

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Harrison Ford, Injured in Plane Crash, Has Had Brushes With Danger Before

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Harrison Ford, Injured in Plane Crash, Has Had Brushes With Danger Before

Harrison Ford ‘saved several lives’ as he fought to control his plane when it crashed. But when Ford crashed a vintage plane onto a California golf course on Thursday, it wasn’t Han Solo in the cockpit — and it wasn’t the first time the iconic actor has had brushes with danger in real life.Harrison Ford heroically “saved several lives” after bravely fighting with the controls of his stricken plane before crash landing, it has emerged.Ford’s publicist would later in the evening say that the actor was, fortunately, going to be OK after a vintage aircraft he was piloting went down on a Venice golf course. (“The injuries sustained are not life-threatening, ...

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Harrison Ford injured in plane crash

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Harrison Ford injured in plane crash

Flashback: Harrison Ford talks flying in ‘99. Despite nearly two decades of experience piloting aircrafts, Harrison Ford was forced to crash-land his vintage World War II single-engine plane into a Venice, Calif. golf course on Thursday. The 72-year-old actor is an accomplished pilot, and has played a pilot — or former pilot — in a number of films including The Expendables 3, Air Force One, and the original Star Wars trilogy. LOS ANGELES — Harrison Ford crash-landed his small vintage airplane at a Los Angeles golf course Thursday, shortly after taking off from a nearby airport and reporting engine problems. The star said, “You just forewarn yourself against the potential, ...

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‘Battered’ Harrison Ford survives crash landing on southern California golf course

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‘Battered’ Harrison Ford survives crash landing on southern California golf course

Actor Harrison Ford injured in plane crash. Los Angeles- Film star Harrison Ford was injured today when the “Star Wars” actor crashed his vintage plane on a Los Angeles golf course shortly after taking off from a nearby airport, his publicist said. The single-engine plane clipped a tree as it attempted to return to Santa Monica Airport shortly after take-off, and the pilot was “alert and talking” as he was taken to a local hospital, Assistant Los Angeles Fire Chief Patrick Butler said. Butler declined to confirm that Ford was on board the silver and yellow aircraft, but Ina Treciokas, publicist for the 72-year-old actor, issued a statement confirming the details: “Harrison ...

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Video captures moments before Harrison Ford’s plane crash

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Video captures moments before Harrison Ford’s plane crash

Harrison Ford Survives Crash-Landing on Golf Course. Officials work on the scene of a vintage airplane that crash-landed on the Penmar Golf Course in the Venice area of Los Angeles, Thursday, March 5, 2015. The film icon was left seriously injured after his plane crashed onto a golf course Thursday, but ‘fortunate in making a fairly safe landing,’ a firefighter tells The Daily Beast. Harrison Ford crash-landed the airplane shortly after taking off from a nearby airport and reporting engine problems. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) When a man battles Darth Vader, Nazis and other evil-doers for work, what does he do for fun? The 72-year-old screen legend and longtime aerial enthusiast was flying ...

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Harrison Ford ‘Saved Several Lives’ by Avoiding Suburbs in Plane Crash

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Harrison Ford ‘Saved Several Lives’ by Avoiding Suburbs in Plane Crash

Ford had ‘five seconds’ to save himself. Harrison Ford is “banged up” but expected to make a full recovery after crash-landing a vintage plane on a Los Angeles golf course, the actor’s representative said.Officials work on the scene of a vintage airplane that crash-landed on the Penmar Golf Course in the Venice area of Los Angeles, Thursday, March 5, 2015. Ina Treciokas, Ford’s publicist, said his World War II-era plane had engine trouble after taking off from the Santa Monica Municipal Airport and he had no choice but an emergency landing. The actor made an emergency radio call requesting an “immediate return” because his engine had “failed” and while he was cleared ...

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Harrison Ford ‘Saved Several Lives’ by Avoiding Suburbs in Plane Crash

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Harrison Ford ‘Saved Several Lives’ by Avoiding Suburbs in Plane Crash

Ford had ‘five seconds’ to save himself. Harrison Ford is “banged up” but expected to make a full recovery after crash-landing a vintage plane on a Los Angeles golf course, the actor’s representative said.Officials work on the scene of a vintage airplane that crash-landed on the Penmar Golf Course in the Venice area of Los Angeles, Thursday, March 5, 2015. Ina Treciokas, Ford’s publicist, said his World War II-era plane had engine trouble after taking off from the Santa Monica Municipal Airport and he had no choice but an emergency landing. The actor made an emergency radio call requesting an “immediate return” because his engine had “failed” and while he was cleared ...

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Two Marines killed in helicopter crash are identified

Rubric: Crash | 26 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Two Marines killed in helicopter crash are identified

2 Marines Killed In Helicopter Crash During Training Exercise At Twentynine Palms Base. The names of the Marines have not been released, pending notificiation of their relatives, according to officials at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. “Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the two Marines we lost in this tragic accident,” said Major Gen.TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) — The military says two Marines were killed when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise in Southern California. The Third Marine Aircraft Wing helicopter was carrying just two Marines when it went down late Friday afternoon at the base in Twentynine Palms, Calif. ...

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Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball player dies in car crash

Rubric: Crash | 26 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball player dies in car crash

2 EMU Students Killed In Car Crash In Ypsi Township. Derrick Jackson of the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department says speed looks to have been a factor in the head-on Hewitt Road north of Michigan Avenue. “It’s always something we check in situations like this, accidents involving death, but there is nothing to say there was or there wasn’t at this point. YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say an Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball player and another student were killed in a head-on collision. Police say while the investigation is ongoing, it appears the student’s car crossed the center lane into oncoming traffic and hit the other car head-on. She appeared ...

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2 Marines Identified in Deadly California Helicopter Crash

Rubric: Crash | 26 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
2 Marines Identified in Deadly California Helicopter Crash

2 Marines Killed In Helicopter Crash During Training Exercise At Twentynine Palms Base. TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) — Two Marine Corps pilots killed when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise in the Southern California desert were remembered Sunday as talented pilots. The names of the Marines have not been released, pending notificiation of their relatives, according to officials at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. “Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the two Marines we lost in this tragic accident,” said Major Gen. Rocco, Third Marine Aircraft Wing commanding general, said in a statement. “We at Third Marine Aircraft Wing stand ready to provide ...

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