Transcript for Harrison Ford Plane Crash Report Reveals More Details
and talk about the latest on Harrison Ford who is still recovering from that plane crash. Well, the initial report on the crash is now out. And reveals he made a critical decision that saved more than just his own life. ABC's Brandi Hitt has the story. Reporter: Harrison Ford is used to playing a hero on the big screen. Nice landing. Thanks. Reporter: But this morning a preliminary report on the actor's near deadly plane crash reveals Ford made a critical decision at the controls that may have saved lives on the ground. 53-178, engine failure. Immediate return. Reporter: The ntsb investigators reporting just seconds after suffering engine problems, the avid pilot initiated a left turn towards the airport which you can see put him over the golf course, a right turn back to the airport would have put the plane directly over homes. Your biggest problem is landing somewhere that you're not going to hit something and he did that very, very well landing on the golf course. Reporter: The report says the airplane struck the top of a tall tree prior to impacting the ground sustaining substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage. It also confirmed Ford was seriously injured. Ford's wife Calista Flockhart seen here leaving ucla medical center looking noticeably more relaxed than she was the day after the crash. But so far still no official word from Ford's camp. For "Good morning America," Brandi Hitt, ABC news, los Angeles.
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