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Harrison Ford latest: Video captures dramatic LA golf course crash

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Movie star Harrison Ford has been injured after the plane he was flying crash-landed onto a golf course in Los Angeles.

The 72-year-old Star Wars actor was found bleeding at the scene.

A LA Fire Department spokesman said Ford had been taken to hospital "conscious and breathing" and was in a "fair to moderate" condition early this morning.

The plane crash-landed on Penmar golf course in Venice, California.

It is believed the actor suffered cuts to his head and was bleeding.

An NBC reporter at the scene described the actor's injuries as "serious".

Two doctors, who were playing on the course at the time, attended to him at the scene. Emergency services arrived a short time afterwards.

Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman Officer Nuria Vanegas said: "We can confirm that there was a plane crash and the male occupant was a 65-70-year-old man. He was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.

"The incident was reported at 2.25pm, it was mechanical failure of plane, that's what caused the accident," he said.

Indiana Jones star Ford was piloting what appeared to be a World War Two training aircraft. Photographs emerged of the downed plane with its nose cone ripped open and emergency personnel taking him to safety on a stretcher.

Witnesses were reported by local media as saying Ford was helped out of the plane and that he could use his legs.

In a news conference, LA Fire Department said an adult male "suffered some moderate trauma, was alert and conscious". It said on Twitter than he had been taken to hospital in a critical condition but that was later downgraded to "fair to moderate".

Twitter user Alex Miller posted that his mother was golfing on the hole where Ford crashed and rushed to aide the actor who "seemed OK".

Ford is a long-time aviation enthusiast.

This isn't the first time that the actor has been involved in a crash.

During a routine training flight in October 1999, a helicopter piloted by Ford crashed near Santa Clarita. Ford and his instructor escaped the crash with few injuries, but the helicopter was seriously damaged.

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