Harrison Ford Is Flying Another Plane After Close Call

Posted February 17, 2017

Harrison Ford narrowly avoided a serious collision as he was landing his private aircraft in California this week, after mistakenly dropping down on a taxiway, nearly on top of an airliner carrying around 100 passengers.

Ian Gregor, FAA spokesman, said that Ford landed on a taxiway parallel to the runway overflying a Boeing 737 that was holding short of the runway.

During the landing, Ford flew over an American Airline passenger plane with 116 total people onboard.

A witness snapped this photo moments before Ford's landing.


Ford's publicist, Ina Treciokas, declined comment Tuesday afternoon.

The 74-year-old Hollywood star was heard stammered through a phonemail with air traffic control before the dramatic accident, which took place earlier this week.

The NTSB did not specify that Ford was the pilot.

Barr said Ford can expect some action to result from the FAA investigation.

Harrison Ford is back in the cockpit again just days after he nearly crashed his single-engine plane into a Boeing 737 full of passengers. Ford could lose his pilot license - which he uses to operate his vintage plane collection - if found at fault, or he could simply receive a warning letter, according to an expert.

Knepper said the type of plane Ford was piloting may have prevented a clear view of the jetliner because the model typically comes in nose up.

The incident was immediately investigated by Federal Aviation Administration authorities.

Ford's incident comes almost two years after he crashed a World War II-era plane at a golf course near Santa Monica Airport. Ford had just taken off from a small, private airport in Santa Monica, when he turned the craft left, hit a tree and then the ground, skidding 25 feet onto the course.

There have been other flying incidents involving the actor who rose to fame as Han Solo, the maverick pilot of the Millennium Falcon in the "Star Wars" films.

He also crashed a helicopter while training in Santa Clarita, Calif.in 1999 and scraped his tiny Beechcraft Bonanza plane along the runway in an emergency landing in Nebraska the following year.