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Harrison Ford's crash amnesia

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Harrison Ford's crash amnesia

Harrison Ford has "retrograde amnesia" following his March plane crash.

The 73-year-old actor crash-landed his vintage two-seater fighter plane into a golf course in Los Angeles after experiencing mechanical failure and admitted he suffered memory loss of the events which occurred just before his accident.

He said: "I remember. Not all of it, I remember some of it.

"I remember the engine stopping, I remember that part very well. And then I remember the tower, I remember their suggestion. Their suggestion was that I take the normal route to land and I knew I wasn't going to do that, so I said no. And that's the last thing that I remember until five days afterwards actually."

Harrison spent almost a month in hospital with injuries including a large head laceration, broken pelvis and ankle but was able to make light of his ordeal while chatting to chat show host Jimmy Kimmel in a new interview.

When Jimmy quipped: "You landed on a golf course did you yell 'fore' as you came down?", the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' star joked in response: "For...d!"

Harrison, who got his pilot's licence 19 years ago, is believed to own approximately 11 private planes and is an avid flyer.

He previously crashed a Bell chopper in 1999 while flying in California.