Actor Harrison Ford Nearly Causes Accident on Airport Taxiway

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On Tuesday, Harrison Ford’s piloting skills were called into question when he directed his personal plane near another loaded passenger aircraft.

At the John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, Ford attempted to land his plane on a taxiway instead of the intended runway to which he was designated. According to NBC News, Ford nearly collided with an American Airlines 737 plane when attempting to pass over.

The passenger plane, which contained 110 occupants, was, fortunately, unscathed in the encounter. Soon after the incident, the commercial aircraft departed for Dallas.

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The Federal Aviation Administration released the following statement, without naming Ford:

“Air traffic controllers cleared the pilot of a single-engine Aviat Husky to land on Runway 20L at John Wayne Airport Monday afternoon. 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.”

In March of 2015, the 74-year-old actor had another mishap when he crashed his plane onto a Santa Monica golf course.







 

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