Doctor describes pulling Harrison Ford from plane wreckage

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 file photo, Harrison Ford arrives at the premiere of "The Expendables 3" at TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The doctor who helped treat Harrison Ford after his vintage plane crash-landed on a golf course says he found the actor slumped over in the cockpit but conscious.

Spinal surgeon Sanjay Khurana was golfing next to Santa Monica Airport when he saw the plane “belly flop” and rushed to the fairway where it came to rest.

He tells TV stations in Los Angeles that aside from worrying about Ford’s injuries from the impact, he saw fuel leaking out of the World War II-era plane.

He and other golfers pulled Ford from the wreckage. Others threw dirt on the fuel so it wouldn’t catch fire.

Ford is in the hospital, but his publicist says he is expected to recover fully.

The actor took off Thursday on a solo flight and quickly reported engine trouble.

A small plane lies where it crash-landed on Penmar Golf Course in the Venice area of Los Angeles on Thursday, March 5, 2015. The course is near the Santa Monica, Calif. Municipal Airport, just west of a runway, but there was no immediate confirmation on whether the plane had taken off or was trying to land. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
A small plane lies where it crash-landed on Penmar Golf Course in the Venice area of Los Angeles on Thursday, March 5, 2015. The course is near the Santa Monica, Calif. Municipal Airport, just west of a runway, but there was no immediate confirmation on whether the plane had taken off or was trying to land. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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