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'Harrison Ford crash': Victim in critical condition

The plane's wreckage is seen after the crash. Credit: NBC News

A man - believed to be actor Harrison Ford - injured in a plane crash at a California golf course is in a critical condition, local authorities say.

The Los Angeles Fire Department tweeted that the adult male involved in the crush had been transported to a nearby hospital.

Harrison Ford 'seriously injured' in small plane crash

Ford was said to be flying the small plane when it crashed. Credit: Reuters

Actor Harrison Ford has been seriously injured after a small plane he was piloting crashed on a California golf course, NBC News reports.

Ford was reportedly stabilised and taken to a local hospital after the crash, with sources telling the broadcaster he sustained cuts to his head.

Howard Tabe, an employee at the golf course in Mar Visa, said: 'There was blood all over his face ... Two very fine doctors were treating him, taking good care of him. I helped put a blanket under his hip."

Ford is believed to have been flying solo, and crashed shortly after takeoff from Santa Monica Airport, according to the report.


Cameron is 'ducking' election TV debates, claims Miliband

The Prime Minister has been accused of "ducking" a head-to-head debate with Ed Miliband in the run up to the General election.

However, David Cameron insisted he was trying to "unblock the log-jam" the broadcasters had created over the leaders debate and offered a solution to their "mess".

ITV News political correspondent Romilly Weeks reports.


'State of emergency' in Kentucky as winter storm hits

A "state of emergency" has been declared in Kentucky today after a winter storm stranded hundreds of drivers on interstate highways.

Drivers were stuck on highways for up to 12 hours after becoming stuck in 21.5 inches of snow.

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear declared a state of emergency and the National Guard was deployed to assist the stranded after the winter storm hit.

The storm, which spread from Texas to New England, closed hundreds of school districts and caused the cancellation of nearly 4,000 flights.

According to NBC News, state police said that 30 miles of Interstate 65 and 50 miles of I-24 were still impassable by the afternoon.

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