Harrison Ford pulls through another plane crash

We are used to watching him evade capture in movies while riding cars or fictional spacecrafts, but in reality Harrison Ford has had his own brush with death, many times before, and this time he pulled through another plane crash.

Unknown to most fans, the actor who plays Han Solo in the Star Wars movie franchise, is a certified pilot. He holds licenses to fly both helicopters and planes. He was piloting his vintage aircraft when it lost engine power and crashed into a golf course in Los Angeles, California.

According to reports, the 72-year-old thespian's 1942 Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR plane suffered engine failure which led the seasoned flyer to decide to steer it onto and try to land in the Penmar Golf Course in Venice, Los Angeles.

The Dailymail has photos and videos of people on the ground who were able to capture the moment before the plane hit the ground. Twitter, on the other hand, is now full of posts regarding Harrison Ford's recent escape from the jaws of death which somehow mirrors his adventures in the different action films he has starred including The Fugitive and the Indiana Jones franchise.

In a report from Yahoo! Sports, the actor has been involved in some aerial adventures before:
  • In 1999, Ford crash-landed his helicopter during a training flight in which he and an instructor were practicing auto rotations in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles. Ford and the instructor were unhurt.
  • He used his helicopter in 2000 to pluck an Idaho Falls, Idaho, hiker off 11,106-foot Table Mountain in Teton County, Wyoming, and fly her to a hospital.
  • One year later, Ford and another searcher helped find a missing Boy Scout in a forest south of Yellowstone National Park. "Boy, you sure must have earned a merit badge for this one," Ford told the cold and hungry teenager after whisking him to safety by chopper.
On another note, one of the first responders to the scene of the crash, an Indian doctor, was surprised to see that it was the Hollywood superstar who was involved in the crash, according to the website India Times.