Harrison Ford's publicist on Ford's plane crash: 'Harrison was flying a WW2 vintage plane today which had engine trouble upon take off. He had no other choice but to make an emergency landing, which he did safely. He was banged up and is in the hospital receiving medical care. The injuries sustained are not life threatening, and he is expected to make a full recovery' - statement
Editor's note: According to @latimes, safety has been an issue at the Santa Monica, Calif., airport near where Harrison Ford's plane crashed Thursday. In 2013, 4 people died in an accident at the airport and the Times reports residents have long pressed to close it. Ford was part of a group of airport tenants who filed a federal complaint challenging any move to close the airport in 2013. - Jillian
Editor's note: Sources have told both @ReporterClaudia and @anblanx that Harrison Ford’s injuries should be categorized as serious, not critical. Emergency officials, however, reported an adult male was transported from the scene in critical condition. - Jillian
Editor's note: We're seeing reports that the plane that crashed in Santa Monica, Calif., closely resembles a plane belonging to Harrison Ford. Workers on the golf course told @passantino that they did not believe Ford was the pilot. At this point, there has been no official identification of the pilot. - Jillian
Santa Monica is a beachfront city in western Los Angeles County, California, United States. The city is named after the Christian saint, Monica. Situated on Santa Monica Bay, it is bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles – Pacific Palisades to the north, Brentwood on the northeast, West Los Angeles and Mar Vista on the east, and Venice on the southeast. Santa Monica is home to many Hollywood celebrities and executives and is a mixture of affluent single-family neighborhoods, renters, surfers, professionals, and students. The Census Bureau 2010 population for Santa Monica is 89,736.
Partly because of its agreeable climate, Santa Monica had become a famed resort town by the early 20th century. The city has experienced a boom since the late 1980s through the revitalization of its downtown core and significant job growth and increased tourism.