Harrison Ford Involved in Airplane Incident (Statement)
- Author: Alfonso Moody Feb 15, 2017,
Feb 15, 2017, 0:52
Harrison Ford attempted to land on a runway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, but instead piloted his way onto a taxiway Monday afternoon.
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 actor was reportedly captured on air traffic control recordings asking, "Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?"
NBC also reported that Ford "scraped the runway" when he made an emergency landing in Nebraska in 2000 and crash-landed a helicopter when he was taking a flight lesson in 1999. The actor was cleared to land on a runway at John Wayne and correctly read back the instructions.
The FAA is investigating the incident.
Air traffic controllers then informed Ford that he had landed on a taxiway rather than the runway.More news: Spicer demands apology from McCain, critics of Yemen raid
This isn't Ford's first incident with a plane.
The mixup could result in the actor losing his pilot license, the news agency reported.
Ford was in a plane crash in March of 2015, which was caused by a loose engine part, according to an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.
The FAA did not immediately respond to Variety's request for comment. A longtime collector of vintage plans, Ford just two years ago crashed a plane on a California golf course after the engine failed.
As more information becomes available, this story will be updated.