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Harrison Ford injured on Star Wars set

Published on Jun 13, 2014 6:20 AM
Member of the cast of "The Expendables 3", US actor Harrison Ford poses on the red carpet during the 67th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 18, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Veteran actor Harrison Ford was airlifted to hospital on Thursday after suffering an ankle injury on the set of the new Star Wars movie in Britain.

The 71-year-old was hurt when a garage door fell and hit him at Pinewood Studios outside London, according to emergency services.

"We were called just after 5:00 pm to reports of a 71-year-old man being injured in an incident believed to involve a garage door," said a spokesman for Thames Valley police.

"The man was airlifted to John Radcliffe Hospital with injuries which are not believed to be life threatening." A Disney studios spokesman confirmed that Ford sustained the injury during filming on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII.

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