Harrison Ford Has Incident With Passenger Plane at Airport

Feb 15, 2017, 00:33
Harrison Ford Has Incident With Passenger Plane at Airport

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Tuesday it is investigating an incident involving a single-engine private plane that flew over an American Airlines Boeing 737 jet in Santa Ana, California.

Actor Harrison Ford mistakenly landed his plane on a taxiway instead of a runway at John Wayne Airport Tuesday, almost striking an airliner in the process, according to NBC News. Ford asked the air traffic controller, according to NBC.

"Ford, an experienced pilot who collects vintage planes had been instructed to land on runway 20-L but mistakenly aimed for a taxiway instead", the NBC News report stated.

American Airlines flight 1546 had just been cleared for takeoff minutes prior to Ford's plane passing above the aircraft. No one was injured, and the passenger plane departed safely after the incident. In 2015, he suffered a broken pelvis, ankle, and sustained minor head injuries after he was forced to crash land his vintage airplane on a golf course in Santa Monica.

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Ford crashed a World War II era plane on a golf course in Los Angeles in 2015 after suffering engine problems.

But Ford has had his good moments as a pilot, too. He was inducted as a Living Legend of Aviation. NBC reported, and air traffic controllers told the actor that he had landed on the taxiway.

He also crash-landed a helicopter in 1999 during a flight lesson in Ventura County, California.

The resulting FAA investigation could result in a variety of actions against the actor/pilot, from a warning letter to suspension of pilot's license.