Harrison Ford’s near-miss with passenger plane – investigation ongoing

Harrison Ford involved in aircraft incident

Harrison Ford is under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) after he reportedly attempted a landing on the taxiway of a California airport, flying directly above a plane carrying 110 passengers and six crew members.

The incident occurred Monday, Feb. 13 at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California when the 74-year-old Star Wars actor had been instructed to land his single-engine aircraft on a runway but mistakenly attempted to land on a taxiway instead.

In the process, he passed over American Airlines flight 1546 — a Boeing 737 aircraft — that was preparing for takeoff.

As reported by NBC, landing on a taxiway is a violation of Federal Aviation Administration safety regulations.

No one was harmed in the incident, but according to Entertainment Weekly, the FAA is investigating why Harrison attempted a taxiway landing.

The Oscar nominee was heard asking air traffic controllers in a recording: “Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?”

As reported by EW, “pilots who violate FAA regulations can face penalties ranging from a warning letter to a license suspension or revocation.”

The Indiana Jones star has a long history as a pilot, having logged more than 5,200 hours in the air. But despite his experience, he is no stranger to air-related incidents.

Harrison crashed a helicopter just outside Los Angeles in 1999, then the following year, he crashed a six-passenger plane in Nebraska. Most recently, he crashed a refurbished WWII training fighter on a Venice, California golf course in 2015. He sustained serious injuries as a result.

What do you think of Harrison’s latest aircraft escapade? ~Matthew Pariselli

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  1. CDubya • February 15, 2017 @ 11:29 AM

    Maybe it’s time to hang up the keys to the airplane. “Was that an airliner?”..SEriously how could you miss a big ass plane in front of you?

  2. Nikki • February 16, 2017 @ 11:31 AM

    Sounds like he may need to have his eyes checked. Winding up on the wrong runway and asking if that airliner was supposed to be under him.

  3. Kelly • February 16, 2017 @ 12:15 PM

    Unbelievable!!! Hopefully Harrison Ford realizes he could have killed 116 people on a plane that was supposed to be landing on that air strip…Maybe with all his money he could build his own private airport instead of endangering others…Or realize it’s time to let go of your pilots license!!!

  4. WDG • February 16, 2017 @ 1:48 PM

    Maybe it’s time to pull his flying license???????

  5. A-nony-mouse • February 16, 2017 @ 2:35 PM

    He’s already crashed several times. I think he needs to stop flying before he ends up crashing and killing someone other than himself.

  6. Vegeta • February 16, 2017 @ 8:35 PM

    I think hes proved he’s too old/unfit to be flying.

  7. dianne • February 19, 2017 @ 9:28 PM

    He’s too old…should not be flying any type of aircraft for the safety of himself and others…wonder what he’s like on the road…scary….just a mater of time before another incident

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