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Chef Ben Ford Assures Us That His Dad, Han Solo, Has Survived a Plane Crash

The Ford’s Filling Station owner tweets support for aging father.

Chef Ben Ford
Chef Ben Ford
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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Ben Ford had a rough day yesterday. The well-known chef, who spent years in downtown Culver City before moving his popular Ford’s Filling Station into the JW Marriott at L.A. Live, apparently suffered a scare when his famous septuagenarian father was forced to crash land a vintage single-engine plane onto a golf course in Venice.

The chef’s father Harrison Ford (aka Han Solo, Indiana Jones, et al) was described by Ford in a series of tweets as "battered but OK" following the concerning situation. He later remarked on his father’s strength and the positive vibes being sent towards his family.

Here’s to hoping for a speedy recovery for chef Ben Ford’s dad.

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