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Harrison Ford Injures Ankle On 'Star Wars' Set, Millennium Falcon Door To Blame

Noelle Talmon Noelle Talmon
6/13/2014 8:46am EDT

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford injured his ankle while filming "Star Wars: Episode VII" in Buckinghamshire, England, this week.  The actor, 71, reportedly fractured his ankle after he was crushed by a hydraulic door and was airlifted to a hospital.

A rep for Disney told The Hollywood Reporter: "Harrison Ford sustained an ankle injury during filming today on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII. He was taken to a local hospital and is receiving care. Shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates."

Ford is reprising his role as Han Solo in the project, and he reportedly injured himself after the door of  Millennium Falcon fell on his leg.

Health and safety officials in Britain are investigating the incident. A spokesperson at the U.K.'s Health and Safety Executive commented, "We have been made aware of an incident at ­Pinewood Studios and are making initial inquiries."

In addition to Ford, returning cast members include Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker and Anthony Daniels. Newcomers include Adam Driver, John Boyega, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie.

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The film hits theaters on December 18, 2015.

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