Harrison Ford Involved In Plane Incident At SoCal Airport

Posted February 16, 2017

Harrison Ford attends the European Premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at Leicester Square on December 16, 2015 in London. Though the Star Wars and Indiana Jones actor is a veteran pilot who has decades of flight experience under his belt, landing on a taxiway is a violation of the safety rules of the FAA.

Air traffic controllers had cleared the 74-year-old licensed pilot to land his single engine Husky on runway 20-L. The FAA investigation of the incident could result in anything from a warning letter to Ford's pilot license being suspended.

This is not the first time Ford, who is an experienced pilot and noted vintage plane enthusiast, has been involved in an aircraft-related incident.

The US Federal Aviation Administration told NBC that Ford had been given the correct landing instructions, and that he had read them back.

A spokesperson for Mr Ford declined to comment to reporters.

An American Airlines 737 passenger jet, similar to the one involved in the incident. The FAA is investigating, Gregor said.

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An airplane, belonging to actor Harrison Ford, sits on the ground after crash landing at Penmar Golf Course in Venice, Los Angeles, California, March 5, 2015.

It's unclear how close Ford came to clipping the American Airlines plane, but he did ask air traffic control, "Was that airliner supposed to be underneath me?"

Ford suffered a broken arm and minor head injuries, but has since made a full recovery. He was praised for steering the plane away from the densely populated surrounding area.

Ford took up flying when he was in his 50s and owns several aircraft.

In 1999, he crash-landed a helicopter during a flight lesson in Ventura County, California.

Ford and his passenger were uninjured when the plane clipped the runway, but its wing tips were damaged, officials said.