Harrison Ford almost crashed into an American Airlines 737 today as he was piloting his private plane, a single engine Husky. Ford had been given clearance to land on a runway at John Wayne International Airport in Orange County, but instead of landing on the runway, he accidently headed for a taxiway nearly missing an American Airlines 737 carrying 110 passengers and a 6 person crew.
From NBC News:
Ford, 74, was heard on air traffic control recordings asking, “Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?”
Air traffic controllers then informed Ford that he had landed on a taxiway rather than the runway — a violation of Federal Aviation Administration safety rules.
The FAA told NBC News that controllers gave Ford the proper landing instructions and that he read them back.
The incident has prompted an FAA investigation — which could result in a simple warning letter to a suspension of Ford’s pilot’s license.
This is not the first time that Ford has been involved in an aviation incident. Back in 2015, Ford was forced to make an emergency landing on a golf course which ended in the plane crashing and the actor being injured.
It’s great that Harrison Ford can fly, but when his hobby starts endangering the lives of people, it’s time he gets his wings clipped and stays grounded.