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Harrison Ford crash report: Air safety board issues initial findings

Air accident investigators have released an initial report into the plane crash last week that left Harrison Ford injured.

The National Transportation Safety Board report does not, however, point to the cause of the engine failure that forced the Second World War-era craft to crash-land on a golf course in southern California.

The actor's representatives said last week that his injuries were not life-threatening, while his son Ben tweeted that his father was "battered" but okay.

The single-engine plane took off from Santa Monica Municipal Airport on Thursday afternoon. Soon after, Ford advised the control tower of the engine failure and requested an immediate return.

The plane began a left turn towards the airport but descended towards the golf course, striking a tree before hitting the ground about 800ft from the runway.

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