-- A producer of the Indiana Jones films says the series' star, Harrison Ford, is “recovering remarkably” after crash-landing his plane last month in an accident that seemed straight out of one of Ford’s movies.
“Harrison is at home [in Los Angeles] and he’s up and about,” Frank Marshall told Variety magazine Tuesday at event in New York City.
“I talked to him yesterday and he’s doing really well,” Marshall said of 72-year-old Ford. “He’s pretty banged up, but he’s recovering remarkably. He wants to play tennis.”
Ford, an avid pilot, was rushed to a California hospital March 5 after his single-engine, World War II-era plane crash-landed on a Santa Monica golf course. Ford was hospitalized with what the National Transportation and Safety Board report called “serious injuries.”
The NTSB report said Ford made critical decisions in steering his plane away from neighborhoods and homes as it suffered engine problems, putting him on the nearly-empty golf course and resulting in no bystanders hurt.
Marshall said that Ford’s actions were “the thing you would expect him to do in a movie, but he did it in real life.”
“He’s a really good pilot,” Marshall said. “I’ve talked to a lot of pilots who said that was a hell of a landing and he did everything correct in that situation.
“He made an incredible landing, to his credit,” the producer added. “He is, after all, Indiana Jones.”