Harrison Ford injured in an apparent WWII era aircraft

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  1. davparlr

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    Aircraft was a PT-22 which he owned and flew often.
     
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    Good to hear that he's not too seriously hurt.
     
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    I know the area well, I had cousins that lived about a mile from there. I know at least 3 other people who had PT-22s and also had at least one engine failure. I'm glad he's ok...
     
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    The crash looks very survivable since both cockpits look intact but I have seen pictures of crashes that look survivable but crew have been lost.

    I guess if you are well heeled enough to own and fly a vintage plane you probably live near golf courses.
     
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    Ford had taken off from Santa Monica airport and suffered engine failure. While he was attempting to set it down at that golf course, he clipped a treetop, according to a NTSB spokesman.

    He is very fortunate to have only suffered injuries to his head considering hiw bad it could have been.

    Of course, if this were the Millineum Falcon, he could have dove between the trees, shot underneath a bridge then bellying to a stop at the edge of a cliff with inches to spare. :thumbleft:
     
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    That's a city golf course that happens to be close to Santa Monica Airport. Certain neighborhoods around that airport aren't the greatest, at least when I lived close by. Santa Monica been wanting to close that airport since Douglas pulled out years ago.
     
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    PIC from the rear cockpit in the PT-22, which would have helped.

    Unfortunately, there's a reason the engines known as a 'kinner time-bomb'
     
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    Hope he will be fine soon.
     
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    You're right. I did a google maps search on golf near Santa Monica Municipal Airport. There are several, but at a considerable distance in out lying areas:

    https://www.google.com.au/maps/@34.03323,-118.4560147,24582m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en
     
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    Glad he is ok, certainly could have been much worse...
     
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    There was some discussion from locals about closing the Airport since it was close to the golf course, since a golf course is a bar with 18 holes around it why not move the course?
     
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    Wonder if he had to pay Green fees !
     
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    It looks to me as if he has a good lie, I hope he sorts out the pitch mark.
     
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    He could of been the 19th hole, glad he's ok
     
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    I wonder if he will look like Mickey Rourke now?
     
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    Ouch! :evil4:
     
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    Looks to me like the big gouges were caused by the engine after hitting the tree and nosing in. If so - luck he didn't nose over on the back. He needed another ~700 feet altitude to make the threshold.
     
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