Harrison Ford to Narrate National Geographic Aviation Documentary

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The news came two weeks following the actor's plane crash.

Two weeks following Harrison Ford's plane crash on a golf course in Venice, National Geographic announced that the actor is signed on to narrate an upcoming aviation documentary.

National Geographic Studios released a statement Thursday about the upcoming film and the actor's role as narrator for Living In the Age of Airplanes, The Los Angeles Times reported.

"Since we were all born into a world with airplanes, it's hard to imagine that jet travel itself is only 60 years old, just a tick on the timeline of human history," director Brian J. Terwilliger said in a statement. "With this film, we want to reignite people's wonder for one of the most extraordinary aspects of the modern world."

Audiences will learn about the history of flight and how the world has changed because of aviation throughout the past century. The film was shot across 18 countries in all seven continents, and aerial photography was utilized to document the project.

On Mar. 5, Ford made an emergency landing of his World War II plane at Penmar golf course in Venice shortly after he took off from the Santa Monica airport and was rushed to the hospital after landing.

Living in the Age of Airplanes will premiere at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum on Apr. 8 and will open in IMAX theaters on Apr. 10.

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