Harrison Ford Plane Crash: New Details Revealed in NTSB Report

Ford crashed his single-engine, World War II-era plane onto a golf course

A preliminary report from the National Transportation and Safety Board states that Ford, 72, “initiated a left turn towards the airport,” just seconds after suffering engine problems during a flight last Thursday.

“Your biggest problem is landing somewhere where you’re not going to hit something,” said ABC News’ aviation consultant John Nance. “He did that very well, landing on a golf course.”

Ford was hospitalized with what the NTSB report calls “serious injuries.” No bystanders were injured.

The NTSB report also says that Ford’s airplane, “struck the top of a tall tree prior to impacting the ground,” sustaining, “substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage.”

Ford’s publicist, Ina Treciokas, has described the actor's injuries as non-life-threatening.