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Star Wars fans ecstatic at first glimpse of Han Solo

Eager Star Wars fans have given the new trailer for forthcoming film The Force Awakens an emphatic thumbs up after catching a glimpse of Harrison Ford playing Han Solo for the first time in over 30 years.

Disney's stock value, meanwhile, has leaped by $2bn since the trailer was released yesterday afternoon.

ITV News correspondent Rebecca Barry reports:


Homes 'just a couple of hundred feet' from crash site

Harrison Ford's plane crash was "a very close call" after he managed to crash land on a golf course just a couple of hundred feet from homes, NBC News' Miguel Almaguer said.

Speaking to ITV News, Almaguer aid, "You can see the plane behind me and just in front of me a couple of hundred feet away is an entire neighbourhood, home after home".

"At this point Harrison Ford has not spoken to investigators," he added.

Harrison Ford 'left bloodied' after plane crash

Harrison Ford was reportedly left bloodied with a "huge" cut on his head after the plane he was piloting crash-landed on a golf course.

Harrison Ford was piloting the plane when its engine failed. Credit: APTN

A witness told entertainment website TMZ website, "Four to five men pulled the pilot out of the plane ... They were concerned it would catch on fire."

"Two doctors were there and they had a first aid box with them. He was conscious, talking a little [with] a huge cut on his head. A swath of his skin was missing. There was blood dripping down his face."

Audio reveals Ford calmly requested return to airfield

Harrison Ford calmly requested an immediate return to the airfield when the engine failed of the small plane he was flying

In an audio recording of his conversation with the airport tower, Ford can be heard saying, "Engine failure, immediate return" before he is cleared to land.

The audio was published by


Star Wars' Hamill: May all Ford's flights be green screen

Hamill (left) alongside Carrie Fisher (centre) and Ford (right) in Return of the Jedi. Credit: dpa-Film Fox/DPA

Star Wars actor Mark Hamill has tweeted his relief that co-star Harrison Ford is expected to recover fully from a plane crash.

Writing on Twitter, Hamill - who played Luke Skywalker in the film series - said he hoped all Ford's future flights were on "green screen".

Publicist: Harrison Ford 'expected to make full recovery'

Ford was flying this Ryan PT-22 Recruit when he crashed. Credit: Reuters

Harrison Ford's publicist has said the actor is "expected to make a full recovery" after his plane crashed in California.

In a statement via email to NBC News, Slate PR said: "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."

'Dad is OK': Harrison Ford's son tweets after crash

Harrison Ford's son has tweeted from hospital to say that his father is "battered, but OK" after a plane crash in California.

Chef Ben Ford also thanked people for their support after the Star Wars and Indiana Jones actor was hospitalised.

Ford suffering 'fair to moderate' injury after crash

Helicopter pictures show the plane after impact. Credit: Reuters

Harrison Ford is now being described as suffering "fair to moderate" injury following his plane crash in Los Angeles, the city's fire department says.

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