Ford 'on the mend' after plane crash

Ford 'on the mend' after plane crash

Harrison Ford is "on the mend" following his plane crash on Thursday.

His son Ben took to his Twitter account to let his followers know of the good news, whilst also thanking them for their well wishes.

He wrote: "We want [to] thank you all for your concern. Dad has the best care possible, on the mend and of strong mind body & spirit. (sic)"

The 'Star Wars' actor is still recovering in hospital after his two-seater WW2 vintage plane he was flying suffered engine failure.

His 'textbook landing" onto a golf course in Venice, Los Angeles ensured he cheated death but the 72-year-old actor did suffer "multiple gashes" to his head.

His co-stars from the sci-fi flick urged the actor to rest up, with Carrie - who played Princess Leia - telling Harrison: "I know you have incredible bounce back, please take a bounce break for a while. Can I drive next time?"

Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker, tweeted: "Glad to hear Harrison is doing well. Get well soon. May all his future flights be green-screen! (sic)"

On the day of the crash, a spokesperson confirmed that whilst Harrison was a little "banged up", he would be expected to recover fully from the accident.

They said: "Harrison was flying a WW2 vintage plane today which stalled upon take off. He had no other choice but to make an emergency landing, which he did safely.

"He was banged up and is in the hospital receiving medical care. The injuries sustained are not life threatening, and he is expected to make a full recovery."

More in this Section

Angelina Jolie: Children will remember school shutdown all their lifeAngelina Jolie: Children will remember school shutdown all their life

How celebrities are working out at homeHow celebrities are working out at home

Phillip Schofield marks ‘weird’ birthday ‘lacking in hugs’ amid virus crisisPhillip Schofield marks ‘weird’ birthday ‘lacking in hugs’ amid virus crisis

Gary Barlow invites Jason Donovan on to his ‘crooner sessions’ streamGary Barlow invites Jason Donovan on to his ‘crooner sessions’ stream


Lifestyle

Another great aspect of being able to roam around Phoenix Park is the abundance of wild garlic, which flourishes throughout the great expanse.The Currabinny Cooks: going wild with garlic

Dyed purple hair, fake tattoos ... Ophelia Lovibond certainly went against type for her latest role.Succes from Failure: Ophelia Lovibond certainly goes against type for latest role

Keeping plants like lupins and delphiniums happy now will pay off this summer, says Peter DowdallPeter Dowdall: Embark on a perennial quest

Three figures with roles in the Cork band’s trajectory tell Ellie O’Byrne about the legend-in-the-making that was sadly never to be.B-Side the Leeside: Nun Attax and the Knocknaheeny Shuffle

More From The Irish Examiner