Harrison Ford injured in plane crash on golf course near Santa Monica
At 2:20 p.m. the Los Angeles Fire Department received a report of the plane crash and immediately responded. Ford was conscious and breathing when the LAFD arrived. The aircraft did not catch on fire after the crash. Ford was outside of the plane when the LAFD arrived. Ford was then transported to a local area hospital in fair and moderate condition.
While speaking to the press, LAFD Assistant Fire Chief Patrick Butler confirmed that "it appeared to be a solo occupant in an aircraft."
Local resident Cynthia Madrid was in her home near Venice at the time of the crash and said "we were standing out there talking, me and my friend Eric, we heard [a] sputter. It did like twice. And then suddenly it just stopped. It was going towards the beach and started gliding towards Santa Monica with the engine off." Madrid reported that no smoke could be seen.
Another local resident, Carlos Gomez, said that "I saw a lot of ambulances and saw a lot of people trying to pull the guy out of the plane." Gomez added that "I didn't know it was him [Harrison Ford] in the plane. Thank God he's alive."
LAPD Chief Beatrice Grimala stated during a press conference following the crash that other entities would arrive on the scene to take over the investigation of the event.