Harrison Ford Involved In Incident With Passenger Plane While Flying

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

Harrison Ford had an incident with a loaded passenger plane while he was flying his plane on Tuesday, a new report claims.

The 74-year-old actor was reportedly attempting to land his private plane on a taxiway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California instead of on a runway he was cleared to land on, according to NBC News. (RELATED: Harrison Ford Hospitalized After Plane Crash [PHOTOS])

Harrison Ford arrives at the European Premiere of Star Wars, The Force Awakens in Leicester Square, London, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Paul Hackett - RTX1YZXA

Harrison Ford arrives at the European Premiere of Star Wars, The Force Awakens in Leicester Square, London, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Paul Hackett – RTX1YZXA

Ford’s plane ended up passing over an American Airlines 737 that was reportedly carrying 110 passengers. The jet was able to take off for Dallas shortly after the incident. No one was harmed.

“@FAA investiging Harrison Ford after landing on taxiway, not runway at John Wayne Airport, flying over top of 737. More on @NBCNightlyNews,” the NBC News anchor tweeted.

“Air traffic controllers cleared the pilot of a single-engine Aviat Husky to land on Runway 20L at John Wayne Airport Monday afternoon,” a statement obtained by Variety read, without mentioning Ford’s name. “The pilot correctly read back the clearance. The pilot then landed on a taxiway that runs parallel to the runway, overflying a Boeing 737 that was holding short of the runway. The FAA is investigating this incident.”

Ford was reportedly captured on radio traffic asking, “Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?” Controllers then informed the actor he was landing on the taxiway instead of the the runway he was cleared for.

The actor was involved in another aviation incident in March of 2015 when he crashed his plane onto a Santa Monica golf course, suffering minor injuries.

Katie Jerkovich

Contributor

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