Video: Golfers record amateur footage of Harrison Ford's plane crash 5 years ago

Video: Golfers record amateur footage of Harrison Ford's plane crash

"Dude, he's landing on the course!"

OK, you don't get much from this footage apart from a brief look at Harrison Ford's plane as it goes down over a Santa Monica golf club, but it's still oddly nailbiting stuff.

Ford was flying a World War II-era plane when it lost engine power shortly after takeoff from Santa Monica Municipal Airport near Los Angeles.

The doctor who pulled the Star Wars actor from the wreckage of the plane said that he was lucky to have survived with only cuts and bruises.

Spine surgeon Sanjay Khurana was playing golf when the actor's plane landed on the eighth hole, and he told reporters: "Obviously there was a pilot who was in distress and there was fuel leaking and so my concern was that it was going to ignite."

Dr. Khurana had no problem recognising the person he had helped.

"I'm an 80s child so I grew up watching Star Wars and Indiana Jones," Dr. Khurana added. "I'm a big fan."

Ford's publicist said: "The injuries sustained are not life threatening, and he is expected to make a full recovery."