The Blade Runner star was hospitalised with serious injuries, but it appears the drama isn't going to keep him from take-off after he was spotted behind the controls of a helicopter at Santa Monica Airport - the place where his last, near-fatal trip began on 5 March (15).

Flight officials at the National Transportation Safety Board are still investigating Ford's crash, but it appears he was forced to crash land the two-seater fighter plane on a golf course after experiencing mechanical issues shortly after take-off.

Experts have heaped praise of Ford, insisting his skill as a pilot helped him land the plane without threatening any lives.