Harrison Ford ‘Recovering Remarkably’ After Plane Crash, Says Producer

Harrison Ford 'Recovering Remarkably' After Plane
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Harrison Ford is on the road to recovery, according to famed producer Frank Marshall, who spoke to Variety at the New York premiere of his latest project “Sinatra: All or Nothing at All” on Tuesday. Marshall reported that his “Indiana Jones” colleague and close friend has left the UCLA Medical Center and is now recuperating from the March 5 plane crash.

“Harrison is at home (in Los Angeles) and he’s up and about,” Marshall said. “I talked to him yesterday and he’s doing really well. He’s pretty banged up, but he’s recovering remarkably. He wants to play tennis.”

Ford, 72, sustained serious injuries and broken bones after the engine of a small plane he was piloting from Santa Monica Airport cut out and crash-landed at Penmar Golf Course in Venice, California. Fortunately, the “Star Wars” actor’s exceptional flying skills helped to save his life and prevented others from harm.

“That’s the thing you would expect him to do in a movie, but he did it in real life!” exclaimed Marshall. “He’s a really good pilot. I’ve talked to a lot of pilots who said that was a hell of a landing and he did everything correct in that situation. He made an incredible landing, to his credit. He is, after all, Indiana Jones.”

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  1. Jimmy says:

    I heard Callista read Harrison the riot act telling him that if he ever flew a plane again she would leave him… She must really love him to care that much…

  2. Paul says:

    He did better than Indiana Jones, who could fly a plane, but couldn’t actually land it!

  3. Donna says:

    He landed away from homes in order to save lives, proving he is a skilled pilot. We need to keep that in mind.

  4. Rob Olson says:

    He is Han solo even han would be proud of that
    By a huge Star Wars fan ,Rob Olson

  5. Lisa says:

    He puts thousands and thousands of people in harms way every time he takes his old toy out for a ride, and now he is hero for not killing anyone, including himself???

    • Jimmy says:

      You can say the same for commercial airliners. Ever notice how low they are flying over neighborhoods these days? At least Harrison had the skill to fly his plane away from people who were on the ground..
      The man’s got guts…

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