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Harrison Ford

Crash Video

Eyewitnesses: 'I Hope He's Gonna Make It!'

3/6/2015 6:54 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Three guys who were near the Santa Monica Airport freaked out as they watched Harrison Ford's plane go down seconds before it crashed.

It appears at least 2 of the men were movers, who were blocks from the airport when they looked up and saw Harrison's WWII plane gliding in ... with the engine stopped.

It's as if they're trying to will the plane to the airport ... rooting it on as it makes the glide.  

Listen closely to the audio ... you never hear an engine noise, which reinforces their notion that the plane had no power.

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VIDEO Of Takeoff

40 Seconds Before Crash

3/6/2015 6:14 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained video of Harrison Ford's WWII vintage plane, rumbling down the Santa Monica Airport runway ... just seconds before Ford realized something was seriously wrong with the aircraft.

A pilot who was taxiing to the runway spotted Ford's plane and shot the video, NOT because Harrison was piloting the plane. The other pilot just thought Ford's plane looked awesome ... he had no idea Ford was the pilot.

The pilot who shot the video says he waved at Ford, who returned the wave and then accelerated for takeoff.

The video stops just before Ford's plane became airborne. The other pilot had no clue of the looming trouble.

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Plane Crashes

[Video Update: Paramedics Treat Harrison]

3/5/2015 3:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

update_graphic_red_bar6:20 PM PT -- A rep for Ford says, "Harrison was flying a WW2 vintage plane today which stalled upon takeoff." They added, "He had no other choice but to make an emergency landing, which he did safely.  The injuries sustained are not life-threatening, and he is expected to make a full recovery."

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5:05 PM PT -- TMZ just obtained video of first responders on the scene treating Harrison ... just yards away from the plane he just crash landed on the golf course.

5:00 PM PT -- Harrison's son Ben just tweeted, "At the hospital. Dad is ok. Battered, but ok! He is every bit the man you would think he is."

4:30 PM PT -- We've obtained intense audio of Harrison talking to the Santa Monica Airport control tower just moments after he'd taken off. Listen ... you hear him report engine failure and request an emergency return to the airport. 

4:41 PM PT --  A witness who was golfing at the time of the crash tells us she heard the engine sputter ... and watched the plane do a "nose dive straight on the 8th hole tee box."

The witness adds, "I was one of the first people to run from the hole toward the plane. 4 to 5 men pulled the pilot out of the plane."

"They got him away from the plane. They were concerned it would catch on fire."

"Two doctors were there – and they had a 1st aid box with them. He was conscious, talking a little -- a HUGE cut on his head."

The witness tells us the cut was VERY deep -- "A swath of his skin was missing. There was blood dripping down his face."update_grey_gray_barA small plane piloted by Harrison Ford has crash-landed at an L.A. golf course ... but we're told the actor has survived. 

TMZ has learned ... Ford was piloting what appears to be a vintage 2-seater fighter plane Thursday ... when something went wrong and he crashed into Penmar golf course in Venice, CA. Remarkably, it appears Ford veered off course from the runway in order to avoid crashing into homes.

0305_plane_and_runway_foxWe're told Ford suffered multiple gashes to his head and was bleeding. Two doctors who happened to be at the golf course rushed over to treat the actor. 

Emergency personnel arrived to the scene a short time later. Ford was transported to a nearby hospital. 

72-year-old Ford is a longtime aviator -- piloting planes and helicopters -- and has crashed multiple times in the past. 

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Houston Texans Star

Allegedly Steals Own Truck

... Cops Investigating [Update]

3/5/2015 8:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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update_graphic_red_bar3:29 PM PT -- A rep for Swearinger tells TMZ Sports ... "This incident was an unfortunate misunderstanding, and we are working on resolving the issue."

The rep adds, "DJ is just focused right now on his off-season training and looking forward to the upcoming season."update-grey-gray-barHouston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger is under investigation in Texas ... after the 23-year-old allegedly stole his own truck from a customizer without paying for $20k in upgrades ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

It's a bizarre story, but here's how it breaks down: 

According to a police report filed in Houston, Swearinger took his 2013 F250 truck to Espi Motors to get his ride pimped out like a boss -- matte black paint with a Batman logo, speakers, new wheels, custom grill, train horn, etc. 

But according to Espi, when he came to pick up the whip, he got sticker shock ... and drove it off the lot WITHOUT paying for the work. 

Espi tried to track down Swearinger to get the cash, but D.J. went M.I.A. so Espi filed a police report.  

Law enforcement sources tell us cops are investigating the situation. 

We reached out to Swearinger, his agent and the Texans for comment -- so far, radio silence. 

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Bruce Jenner

Lesson Not Learned

Talking on Cell Phone While Driving

2/28/2015 3:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Bruce Jenner On Phone DrivingBruce Jenner isn't helping his cause any ... as authorities mull over whether to prosecute him for vehicular manslaughter, he was tooling around L.A. Friday driving around and talking on his phone. 

Bruce finished a round of golf, jumped in his Porsche and took off. The later model Porsche's all have built-in bluetooth capabilities, but Bruce had phone to ear ... which is illegal.

Law enforcement has been telling us it's unlikely Jenner will be charged with vehicular manslaughter in the fatal car crash that occurred 3 weeks ago. One of the reasons he might skate -- he wasn't texting when he plowed into the Lexus. 

Not the greatest move.

Paris Hilton

Obsessed Fan Rakes in Money

As Professional Biker

2/28/2015 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Paris Hilton Obsessed Fan DateThe guy who gave Paris Hilton a cherry '67 Cadillac wasn't just some random dude ... he's a professional superbike racer ... who is trying to win her heart with expensive gifts.

Johnny Rock Page says he met Paris years ago at an event (pic below) ... and ever since he's been smitten. He knows she likes expensive stuff and he has the money, so he's trying to woo her with lavish gifts. Paris has made it clear ... he's harassing and scaring her, but it has not deterred him.

He denies smashing the windows of the Caddy after Paris rejected the gift. He says he has no ill will ... quite the opposite.

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Page is extremely unwelcome, but he's not getting the message and the cops are now involved. 

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Justin Bieber

Celebrating 21st Early ...

With A Sweet '65

2/27/2015 11:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Justin Bieber is getting his 21st b-day started by partying with a 50-year-old ... his buddies surprised him with a sick '65 Lincoln Continental.

Sources close to the situation tell TMZ ... Biebs was rollin' up and down the Sunset Strip Thursday night in style after his boys John and Sammy Shahidi surprised him at the studio with the completely restored classic. 

We're told the Shahidi's spent several months working on the whip -- valued around $20K -- and looks just like the car in "Entourage" ... one of Bieb's favorite shows.

The gift bar's been set pretty high ... but you still have time before March 1st to take back that desktop calendar.

We reached out to the owners of "Shots" for comment -- so far no word back. 

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Paris Hilton

Obsessed Fan Gets Crazy

With Classic Caddy

2/26/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Paris Hilton has an obsessed fan who seems to be as loaded as he is angry, because he bought her an amazing classic Cadillac, and when she refused it, someone mysteriously trashed the whip.

The guy -- whose first name is Johnny -- delivered the Caddy to Paris' Bev Hills gated community on Oscar Sunday. We're told Johnny got past the guard at the front gate by posing as a flower delivery guy, but when he rang Paris' door ... she called the cops.

The car sat on the street for two days, and on Tuesday someone bashed in all the windows. According to sources, Paris is convinced Johnny is the culprit because she wouldn't accept the gift, complete with flowers in the backseat.

Law enforcement sources say they've been on Johnny for a long time. He once flew a plane over the Hilton's Malibu compound with two signs, one of which read, "Can't Get Paris Whitney Hilton Out of My Mind." The other read, "Mr. & Mrs. Hilton, may I court your daughter Paris?"

0225_paris_hilton_skybanner_instagramJohnny also once sent Paris a really expensive wedding dress in the mail with a card that read, "Will you marry me?"

As for the Caddy, it's still sitting on the street because it's legally parked and registered to Johnny.update_graphic_red_barParis was spotted on the street with the car on Tuesday, taking photos of it as "evidence."

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Bruce Jenner

Speed at Impact ... 38 MPH

2/24/2015 4:11 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0224_bruce_jenner_crash_splashBruce Jenner was traveling at 38 miles an hour when he struck the Lexus on Pacific Coast Highway earlier this month ... according to data retrieved from his SUV.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, the Sensing Diagnostic Module (data recorder) shows Bruce was traveling between 46 and 47 MPH when he slammed on his brakes. Our sources say impact occurred almost immediately after braking.

That would mean Bruce must not have seen the cars backed up at the light until the very last second, which could explain why he was casually holding a cigarette as the cars collided.

TMZ broke the story ... an MTA bus captured the entire crash, showing Bruce's SUV hitting the Lexus, which went into oncoming traffic and struck a Hummer, killing the Lexus driver. Bruce then hit the Prius that was in front of the Lexus.

We're told the entire accident occurred in less than 3 seconds. 

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Car Accident in Montana

2/21/2015 11:39 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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1:10 PM PST -- Cops tell us there was no damage to the Kardashian's vehicle -- a black Yukon GMC -- and a motor carrier service called the slide-off into police. 

We're told the incident was part of a number of similar accidents that happened today due to the icy roads ... and the family was calm when cops arrived. No citations were issued.

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Khloe Kardashian skidded on an ice-covered Montana road and dangerously crossed into oncoming traffic, eventually landing in a ditch with Kim, North West and Kylie on board.

We're told the girls were driving in Bozeman, MT Saturday morning when a semi-truck drove by their car and kicked up a ton of snow, hitting their windshield and apparently blinding Khloe.

Apparently Khloe couldn't see and began swerving, right into a patch of black ice.  The car then spun out of control, crossing oncoming traffic and ending up in a ditch.

We're told cops came and everyone's ok.  

The accident comes 2 weeks to the day after Bruce Jenner got in his fatal car crash.

Kim posted this pic on Instagram afterward ... seemingly making reference to the accident.

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Bruce Jenner

Video Shows Bruce Squarely to Blame

In 'Violent' Crash

2/19/2015 10:49 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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was squarely at fault in the fatal car crash ... so claim people familiar with the MTA video of the crash. 

Law enforcement would not comment on the video, however, others familiar with it tell TMZ it shows the drivers of the other 3 vehicles in the crash did nothing wrong. We're told the video shows the Lexus and the Prius moving at a very slow rate of speed, though it's unclear whether they are accelerating or decelerating. They were in the back of a line of cars stopped for a red light.

As we reported, Bruce told cops at the scene the Lexus driver slammed on her brakes without warning, making it impossible for him to react in time to avoid the crash. We're told the video actually shows the Lexus barely moving -- she did not slam on her brakes -- and Bruce is clearly inattentive, holding his cigarette with one hand and not aware of the traffic in front of him. By the time he realizes he's in peril, he slams on the brakes but it's too late. 

We're told the video shows Bruce hit the Lexus "violently" ... rocketing it into the Hummer, killing the Lexus driver. Our sources say the video shows Bruce was clearly traveling at a significant speed given the magnitude of the crash, although cops believe he was not speeding.

Bruce then continued on and hit the Prius, and we're told that collision occurred at almost the exact time the Lexus hit the Hummer, which is why witnesses say they only heard 2 crashes.

Although the video seems to show Bruce and Bruce alone caused the crash, it was still an accident and some of our law enforcement sources think it's unlikely he'll be charged with vehicular manslaughter because the offense is following too closely, something everyone has done.

Dan Bilzerian

Lambo's Gotta Go!

I've Got No Room For It

2/18/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0217_dan_bilzerian_lamborghini_ebay_sale_launch_2Most people unload high-priced sports cars because they're gas guzzling money pits on wheels -- but Dan Bilzerian does it because he's got one too many sick rides. #DanBilzerianProblems

Instagram's 'Most Interesting Man' is in the process of custom building a new Baja racing truck, and has to clear out space ... in his NINE-car garage! So DB made the tough call to ditch his 2013 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster.

Bilzerian has put the car up for sale on eBay with a "Buy It Now" price of $500,000 ... about $150k less than he paid for it. And in case you think the car is worn down -- it only has 957 miles on it.

The Lambo does NOT include a guarantee to get you chicks -- à la Dan -- but it won't hurt.

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Mama June

Rear-Ended

Driver Flees

2/17/2015 9:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Mama June was rear-ended by a hit and run driver Monday ... and her brood is badly shaken.

June tells us, she and the girls were leaving a gas station close to their new home in Hampton, GA when a minivan rear-ended their Suburban. She called 911 but the other driver sped off before she could write down the plate number. 

No one was hurt but it scared everyone, especially Pumpkin ... who was badly injured last year in a another family car wreck.

The damage was minimal, so good luck finding the hit and run driver. Nevertheless, June says she'll file a police report.

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