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Harrison Ford not put off flying

October 9, 2017

Harrison Ford insists his plane crash could never have put him off flying.

The ‘Blade Runner 2049’ actor broke his pelvis and ankle when his aircraft suffered engine failure and made an emergency landing in March 2015, but the scary incident didn’t stop him from getting back into the cockpit because it is a “big part” of who he is.

He said: ” “It was one time - and I didn’t crash, the plane crashed. I didn’t get right out of it, but I’m fine now, it took a while.”

Asked if it had put him off flying, he added: “No, it’s a big part of who I am.”

The 75-year-old actor admitted he prefers to fly himself to his movie sets, unless he’s travelling a long distance and needs to catch up on some rest.

He told talk show host Ellen DeGeneres: “Usually I fly myself, [but] if I’ve got a really tight schedule and I’ve got to fly across the ocean, I don’t do it, because I can sleep.”

During filming of ‘Blade Runner 2049’, Harrison accidentally punched co-star Ryan Gosling in the face, and while the pair have joked about the incident a number of times in recent weeks, the screen legend has finally apologised.

He said: “He was probably more shocked than I was. I didn’t want to punch him in the face, I wanted to miss.

“If you see him [Gosling], tell him I’m sorry. [I’m] really sorry.”

Despite his advancing years, the ‘Star Wars’ star - who raises son Liam, 16, with wife Calista Flockhart, and also has four adult children from previous marriages - is in “pretty good” shape and still works out regularly.

He said: “I feel pretty good...I do all kinds of things, a little gym, weights, wheels, I’m an old school guy.”