Harrison Ford's injuries are not life threatening and he is expect to make a "full recovery" after his plane crash on Thursday (05Mar15), according to the actor's publicist.

The Indiana Jones star, who is a keen pilot, was forced to make an emergency landing on a golf course in California after his vintage aircraft suffered engine problems shortly after taking off from Santa Monica Airport.

Ford was treated at the scene by two doctors before paramedics arrived and took him to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where he is in a stable condition.

The actor's publicist, Ina Treciokas, has now given an update, saying in a statement, "Harrison was flying a Ww2 vintage plane today which stalled 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."

Ford, 72, has since been praised by aviation experts for his quick-thinking in the face of an emergency.

Christian Fry, of the Santa Monica Airport Association, says. "I would say that this is an absolutely beautifully executed - what we would call - a forced or emergency landing, by an unbelievably well-trained pilot."