Han Solo injured in plane crash

Friday 6 March 2015 11.01 AEDT Harrison Ford has been injured after crashing a small plane near the Santa Monica municipal airport in California.

Authorities said the single-engine plane went down about 2:30pm on Thursday on the green at Penmar golf course in the Venice area of Los Angeles.

“We can confirm that there was a plane crash and the male occupant was a 65-70-years-old man. He was transported to a local hospital in stable condition,” said Officer Nuria Vanegas, a Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman, said.

“The incident was reported at 2:25pm, it was mechanical failure of plane, that’s what caused the accident,” Vanegas said.

Cue jokes about being brave to fly in that thing.

Also, now that Nimoy is gone is Ford the biggest “genre” icon left? Other than Julian Glover, obviously.

Somebody should have told him the odds.

Would have been more dangerous drag-racing down the main street of Modesto in American Graffiti.