Harrison Ford Crash: NTSB Issues Preliminary Report

March 10, 2015 4:42 PM

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Harrison Ford reported engine failure after his vintage World War II plane took off from the Santa Monica Municipal Airport and requested an immediate return to the airport. But as he tried to make his return, he ended up clipping a tree and crash landing on a golf course, according to the National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary investigation into the incident. The NTSB's report of last Thursday's crash-landing was published on Tuesday.

After Ford, who was the pilot and sole occupant of the airplane, reported engine failure, the report explains, "The pilot initiated a left turn back towards the airport; the airplane subsequently struck the top of a tall tree prior to impacting the ground in an open area of a golf course, about 800 ...

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