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Breaking News: Harrison Ford Crashed, Seriously Injured

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As the headline says, Harrison Ford crashed into the Penmar Golf Course. He had just taken off from Santa Monica in his Ryan PT22 and experienced some sort of failure and had asked to return to the airport.

 

CNN press conference from the hospital lists Harrison in "Fair to Moderate condition."

 

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/harrison-ford-injured-plane-crash-n318301

 

http://www.tmz.com/2015/03/05/harrison-ford-plane-crash-landing-golf-course-santa-monica/

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You beat me Bill by 3 tenths of one second and I removed my topic. Hopefully he will be okay. Can't believe the massive press conference going on right now.

 

Best regards,

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Jim, probably it's because I "listen" to CNN all day long. When something "catches my ear" I quickly stroll into the living room to see as well as hear.

 

I suppose the intense media circus er, coverage is because he's kinda famous I think... :Thinking:

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Haha, the 2 phrases "cnn" and "media circus" always go together.

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Haha, the 2 phrases "cnn" and "media circus" always go together.

Perhaps so, but the coverage on Fox and MSNBC isn't any less for all of that being possibly true! :Whistle:

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He's Indiana Jones.

 

He's Han Solo (Both then and now)

 

He's the Fugitive.

 

He's the President from Air Force one.

 

He's The Blade Runner.

 

He's a part of peoples lives, for some of us, our entire lives; an honorary family member/friend.

 

Something unfortunate and unusual like this happens to him, and the whole world (not just America) is going to notice and want to know all about it. (Nods)

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He's a part of peoples lives, for some of us, our entire lives; an honorary family member/friend.

 

Indiana Jones - best action / adventure movies ever.

 

Don't forget, "Cowboys and Aliens", a fairly good movie and cast. I just got home and saw this on Fox News. It sounds like people are confident he'll survive and that he did everything a pilot could have done including finding a spot where civilians were not endangered. It didn't turn out as good as it might have, but at least it didn't end up as bad as it could have.

 

Regards to all,

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According to his sons Tweets he is fine:

 

Great to read that, thanks for sharing.

 

Regards,

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Don't forget, "Cowboys and Aliens", a fairly good movie and cast.

 

He did a great job, there and perfect casting. His presence probably saved that whole movie from total obscurity.

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We've just had a hospital employee here in Germany, killed by helicopter rotor blades on his hospital's landing pad.

Guess he'll be off the front pages much quicker than 'Indiana Jones'.

 

I hope Harrison Ford will recover soon and my condolences go to the German employee's family.

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Harrison Ford vs Chuck Norris

 

I'm going with Harrison Ford because I don't recall Chuck Norris surviving any plane crash....Tough as nails

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Harrison Ford vs Chuck Norris

 

I'm going with Harrison Ford because I don't recall Chuck Norris surviving any plane crash....Tough as nails

 

Thats because if Earth saw Chuck norris coming at it in a plane.... It would run.

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Thats because if Earth saw Chuck norris coming at it in a plane.... It would run.

 

:LMAO:

 

I'm still going with Ford though  B)

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I wish him a most speedy, and full recovery.  Engine failure...after taking off, and at low altitude...must put your heart into your mouth.  So sorry to read of this...

 

Ses

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We've just had a hospital employee here in Germany, killed by helicopter rotor blades on his hospital's landing pad.

Guess he'll be off the front pages much quicker than 'Indiana Jones'.

 

I hope Harrison Ford will recover soon and my condolences go to the German employee's family.

My thoughts and prayers as well, Oliver. There's no "good way" to die, but that seems to be a bit extreme. I have to wonder though how this could happen, unless he was especially tall...

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My thoughts and prayers as well, Oliver. There's no "good way" to die, but that seems to be a bit extreme. I have to wonder though how this could happen, unless he was especially tall...

 

 

Tail rotor: http://www.pprune.org/rotorheads/557633-tail-rotor-kills-hospital-employee.html  

 

Even more bizarre, the man should never have been in that spot; no matter whether engines were on or off.

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That's because if Earth saw Chuck Norris coming at it in a plane.... It would run.

 

 

Chuck Norris would be on his hands and knees, scrounging for Peanut remnants at Harrison Ford's feet.

 

Mr. Ford owns a Dash 2 and knows how to fly it; that's all of the proof I need.

 

B)

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7 examples Harrison Ford, screen daredevil, is a real-life risk-taker
 

Here are a few of his closer brushes, some more dramatic than others, as well as heroic moments:

1. The scar on his face that lends him a rakish look was earned, he's said, in "a mundane way." In 1964, he was speeding to a job at a department store in Orange County, California, when his car veered off the road and into a telephone pole as he fumbled for his seat belt.

2. In 1999, Ford crash-landed his helicopter during a training flight in which he and an instructor were practising auto rotations in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles. Ford and the instructor were unhurt.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Ford was at the helm of a Beechcraft Bonanza in 2000 when wind shear forced him to make an emergency landing at Lincoln Municipal Airport in Nebraska. Ford and his passenger were uninjured when the plane clipped the runway and its wing tips were damaged, officials said.

6. Ford, who takes pride in doing his own stunt work, reportedly injured his back in 1983 while making Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and damaged ligaments in his leg during production of the 1993 film The Fugitive.

7. Last year, he was filming Star Wars: Episode VII in a studio outside London when a door of Solo's Millennium Falcon spacecraft fell and broke the actor's leg, requiring surgery on it. He recovered and returned to complete his work on the movie.

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/7-examples-harrison-ford-screen-daredevil-is-a-real-life-risk-taker-1.2984289

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The guys got nine lives or something.

 

Would be interested in seeing an aerial shot of his take off path and emergency landing.

 

http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?where1=Penmar+Golf+Course+in+Venice&FORM=LMIEMN#Y3A9NDMuMDQ5ODAxfi04OC4wNDIxOTgmbHZsPTQmc3R5PXImc3M9eXAuWU43N3g5MTA0ODV+cGcuMX5yYWQuODA=

 

I assume he took off from runway 21 heading directly towards the golf course.

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Would be interested in seeing an aerial shot of his take off path and emergency landing.

 

Judging by the photo's on this page (TMZ seams to have good photo's) It looks as if he took off Runway 21, had engine problems and did a 180 degree turn to go back to the airport but landed on the golf course instead. You can see the skid marks on the grass and his aircraft is pointing towards the airport:

 

http://www.tmz.com/2015/03/05/harrison-ford-plane-crash-landing-golf-course-santa-monica/

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Faster than a bouncing boulder!

Able to land in small patch amidst big city!

And who, despite the Fedora, looks cool at 72!

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New photo capture finds cause...

 

That confirms my theory. I just forgot to tell anyone it was MY theory. Thanks for the picture share. I bet after Mr. Ford is feeling a little less banged up he would get a chuckle out of that one.

 

Regards,

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