PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) -- A small plane piloted by actor Patrick Swayze made an emergency landing and clipped a wing on an empty street in central Arizona. The actor was not seriously injured.
Swayze was flying solo from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, N.M., on Thursday when he was forced to bring the plane down, said John Clabes, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman.
Police said the 1978 twin-engine Cessna 414A hit a light pole, shearing off a four-foot section of its right wing, before landing on a paved street in a housing development under construction.
Annett Wolf, Swayze's spokeswoman in Los Angeles, confirmed that the actor was not seriously hurt. She said Swayze has a home in northern New Mexico, but declined further comment.
FAA officials said they were told the plane developed a pressurization problem.
Swayze, 47, has starred in several movies, including ''Ghost'' and ''Dirty Dancing.''
Prescott Valley is about 90 miles north of Phoenix.
Bob Hope hospitalized
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) -- Bob Hope is expected to make a full recovery from a bout of gastrointestinal bleeding that sent him to the hospital.
The 97-year-old entertainer was hospitalized Thursday and received blood transfusions to stabilize the bleeding, said Dr. Gary Annunziata, adding that the condition is common in elderly people and not life-threatening.
Hope was in critical but stable condition early today.
''For his age, he is in very, very good shape and has done very, very well,'' Annunziata told reporters outside Eisenhower Regional Medical Center.
Hope is expected to remain in the hospital for a week. The lengthy stay is anticipated because of his age, Annunziata said.
''Both Mrs. Hope and daughter Linda are very optimistic and ask that everyone simply keep Bob in their prayers,'' hospital spokeswoman Lea Goodsell said.
Hope was hospitalized Thursday morning after he woke up with stomach pains. He had returned home to nearby Palm Springs on Tuesday after a trip east to open the Bob Hope Gallery of the Library of Congress. The comedian, who meticulously filed jokes he told over the years, donated them as part of a $3.5 million contribution to the exhibit.
He also visited a friend in Maryland, where he went fishing and celebrated his 97th birthday Monday, spokesman Ward Grant said.
Master of the one-liner, Hope starred in vaudeville, radio, TV and film, most notably a string of ''Road'' movies with Bing Crosby. From World War II to the Gulf War, he took his show to military bases around the world to boost the morale of soldiers.
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