Harrison Ford buzzes Dallas-bound American Airlines jet with mistaken taxiway landing
Feb 15 2017
Ford, an experienced pilot, was piloting a single-engine Husky when he reported aimed for a taxiway to land on instead of the runway at John Wayne Airport.
Harrison Ford at the European Premiere of Star Wars, The Force Awakens in London, 2014.
Ford, 74, has been involved in several crashes, including one in Venice on March 2015.
The Federal Aviation Administration toldNBC News that controllers gave Ford the proper landing instructions and that he read them back.
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. "The pilot then landed on a taxiway that runs parallel to the runway, overflying a Boeing 737 that was holding short of the runway", Gregor said. "The FAA is investigating this incident, however the pilot's name was withheld", Ian Gregor, Public Affairs Manager for the FAA Southwest division stated.
Ford was on final approach at John Wayne Airport in Orange County Monday when he mistook a taxiway for the runway.
However, Ford, who trained as a pilot in the 1950s, is generally considered to be an good pilot in flying circles. Ford asked the air traffic controller, according to NBC.
The FAA's investigation has yet to conclude, so the outcome of Ford's incident is still unknown.
That 737 is reported to have taken off without incident, according to NBC News.
In 2000, he crashed a six-passenger plane in Lincoln, Nebraska - the previous year, he crashed a helicopter 60 miles outside of Los Angeles.