Harrison Ford Has Incident With Passenger Plane at Airport

Harrison Ford almost flew his private plane into a passenger jet at a California airport on Monday, according to NBC News.

Actor Harrison Ford almost hit an airliner as he was landing his private plane in California Monday, NBC News is reporting.

An air traffic control recording captured Ford asking "Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?"

Ford was given correct landing instructions, the FAA said.

The Star Wars and Indiana Jones actor landed on the wrong runway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, which put him near a full passenger plane, according to the report. The plane, headed for Dallas, safely departed the airport minutes after the close call.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident. As a result of the error, Ford could have his pilot license suspended or receive a warning letter. Instead, his single-engine Aviat Husky landed on a taxiway that sits parallel to the runway and flew above a Boeing 737 on the ground.

The incident has sparked an FAA investigation, since the taxiway landing is a violation of safety rules. Ford was identified as the pilot involved by NBC News. In March 2015, he made an emergency landing on a golf course in Venice after his plane suffered engine failure.

But it was just the latest in a series of mishaps for the actor, who has previously come to grief while flying his collection of vintage small planes. Ford's representatives had no immediate comment.


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