Report: Harrison Ford Misses Runway, Nearly Hits Passenger Plane at Airport
Actor Harrison Ford was involved in a passenger plane incident Monday afternoon at John Wayne Airport near Orange County, California, according to reports.
At approximately 12:15 p.m. local time, Ford was piloting his private plane and coming in for a landing at the airport.
"Air traffic controllers cleared the pilot of a single-engine Aviat Husky to land on Runway 20L at John Wayne Airport Monday afternoon," the FAA said in a statement to E! News. "The pilot correctly read back the clearance. The pilot then landed on a taxiway that runs parallel to the runway, overflying a Boeing 737 that was holding short of the runway. The FAA is investigating this incident."
Ford was reportedly captured on air traffic control recordings asking, "Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?"
Landing on a taxiway is a violation of Federal Aviation Administration safety rules, and could result in Ford losing his pilots license.