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Actor Harrison Ford ‘Lucky To Be Alive’ After Plane Crash

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Actor Harrison Ford is “lucky to be alive” according to the NTSB after being forced to crash-land a small private single-engine plane Thursday shortly after 2 pm local time on a golf course in Venice, California.

Ford’s son, chef Ben Ford, told CNN his father was “battered but okay” following the crash.

Ford reported to Santa Monica Municipal Airport’s air traffic controller the plane’s engine had “lost power” and that he was attempting to turn around and return to Los Angeles, according to an NTSB official who briefed media Thursday night.

The pilot was “absolutely lucky” to have survived the crash, the NTSB official said. A fire department official said medical personnel stabilized Ford’s spine before transporting him to the hospital.

Ford, who was the sole occupant of the aircraft, is listed in fair condition.

“This pilot was an experienced pilot,” the NTSB official said. “This was a vintage plane,” he added. “I’m not sure what idiosyncrasies it might have had.”

The cause of the engine failure is not clear; an investigation has been launched.

Hana Levi Julian

Updated: Emergency Declared at Ben-Gurion Airport

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

12:09 PM A Greek plane, earlier reported as a Jordanian and later as  an Egyptian private Misair airline plane,was  bound for Jordan and landed safely in Israel.

The pilot called out “Mayday” after the hydraulic system failed.

Egyptian Plane Safely Landed

Picture: Israel Bardugo

12:00PM A high level emergency has been declared at Ben-Gurion airport. MDA is currently at its highest emergency level. Emergency medical volunteers are being asked to come in.

What is known so far is that a plane with 170 passengers is having difficulty landing, after the pilot declared an emergency.

Emergency personnel have been called up to be prepared for any scenario.

Firetrucks and ambulances have been called in from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, and Rishon L’Tzion. The IAF dispatched two 669 emergency rescue helicopters to the area.


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