Former Ripon student and actor Harrison Ford crash lands vintage plane

Actor of Star Wars and Indiana Jones fame, Harrison Ford, was in a small plane that crash landed on a golf course near the Santa Monica Municipal Airport 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

The plane is believed to be a World War II-era Ryan PT-22 Recruit.

Harrison was reportedly the only one on board.

Initial information from the scene is that the 72 year old was conscious on the scene, but no official is giving any details about his possible injuries or condition.

Ford's son sent out a tweet that said \"At the hospital. Dad is ok.  Battered, but ok! He is every bit the man you would think he is. He is an incredibly strong man.\"

Ford attended Ripon College in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.

After dropping out of Ripon where he did some acting and later summer stock, he signed a Hollywood contract with Columbia and later Universal.

 In the 60's he got some roles in movies and television but later turned to professional carpentry.

He would have a cameo in American Graffiti in 1973 before getting his iconic role as Hans Solo in Star Wars in 1977. 

Another iconic role was created as the lead in Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981.

He's been nominated for two Golden Globes for Witness and The Fugitive.

His role as a detective undercover in the Amish community in Witness also garnered an Oscar nomination in 1985.   

 An avid pilot, he was known to visit the Air Show in Oshkosh and set up a scholarship fund for young pilots.  

For a look at Ford's appearance at the EAA in Oshkosh click here

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