March 6, 2015
Contact: Steve Hedges
FREDERICK, MD – Accomplished aviator and actor Harrison Ford was involved in an aircraft accident on Thursday afternoon in Venice, Calif. Ford is a strong supporter of general aviation and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA).
AOPA is grateful to learn that Ford landed his disabled aircraft successfully and sustained only limited injuries.
“Pilots train and practice diligently to handle a wide range of emergency situations. Harrison used his training and experience to make smart decisions in a high pressure scenario," said AOPA President Mark Baker. “Harrison is a skilled aviator and conscientious pilot, and reacted to protect those on the ground while minimizing injury to himself. All of us in the general aviation community wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to his return to the skies."
Since 1939, AOPA has protected the freedom to fly for thousands of pilots, aircraft owners and aviation enthusiasts. AOPA is the world’s largest aviation member association, with representatives based in Frederick, Md., Washington, D.C., Wichita, Kans., and seven regions across the United States. AOPA provides member services that range from advocacy at the federal, state, and local levels to legal services, flight planning products, safety programs and award-winning media. To learn more, visit www.aopa.org.
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