Harrison Ford's friend and producer Frank Marshall says the actor is doing
Harrison Ford's friend and producer Frank Marshall says the actor is doing "remarkably well" in his recovery from a plane crash last month. Bang showbiz

Harrison Ford doing 'remarkably well' after plane crash

HARRISON Ford is recovering "remarkably well" after being involved in a plane crash last month.

The 72-year-old star was rushed to hospital with head injuries after the two-seater aircraft he was piloting smashed into Penmar Golf Course in Venice, Los Angeles, when he was forced to make an emergency landing due to an engine malfunction, but he returned home earlier this week and his 'Indiana Jones' producer Frank Marshall says he is much better and even wants to return to playing sport.

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Frank said: "Harrison is at home and he's up and about.

"I talked to him yesterday and he's doing really well. He's pretty banged up, but he's recovering remarkably. He wants to play tennis."

The 'Star Wars' actor - who has four adult children from previous marriages and raises 14-year-old Liam with wife Calista Flockhart - survived the crash thanks to his "incredible" flying skills, and Frank says his handling of the situation has impressed other pilots.

He added to Variety: "That's the thing you would expect him to do in a movie, but he did it in real life!

"He's a really good pilot. I've talked to a lot of pilots who said that was a hell of a landing and he did everything correct in that situation.

"He made an incredible landing, to his credit.

"He is, after all, Indiana Jones."

Harrison, who got his pilot's licence 19 years ago, owns around 11 private planes in Los Angeles and is an avid flyer.

But this isn't the first time he's been involved in an accident as he also crashed a Bell chopper in 1999 while flying in California.