Harrison Ford Has Incident With Passenger Plane at Airport
- Author: Larry Hoffman Feb 15, 2017,
Feb 15, 2017, 0:24
The passenger plane, American Airlines 737, was reportedly loaded with 110 passengers and a six-person crew.
Los Angeles firefighters are seen near a plane that was piloted by Harrison Ford when it crashed at a golf course in Venice on Thursday, March 6, 2015.
Though the FAA did not confirm it was Ford in the incident, a spokesperson said in a statement to "Extra" on Tuesday afternoon, "Air traffic controllers cleared the pilot of a single-engine Aviat Husky to land on Runway 20L at John Wayne Airport Monday afternoon".
News reported Monday afternoon actor Harrison Ford was involved in a potentially serious plane incident at a California airport as he was piloting his private, single-engine plane. According to NBC anchor Tom Costello, the FAA is opening an investigation into the incident. The Dallas-bound 737 aircraft was reportedly able to safely take off minutes after the incident.
After Ford landed he radioed the tower, "Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?" NBC reported, and air traffic controllers told the actor that he had landed on the taxiway.
In 2015 he suffered a broken arm and minor head injuries when he was forced to make an emergency landing on a Santa Monica golf course in a World War II-era airplane. As a result of the error, Ford could have his pilot license suspended or receive a warning letter.
He also crash-landed a helicopter in 1999 during a flight lesson in Ventura County, California.
But Ford is revered as an excellent pilot in aviation circles.
See more on NBC's Nightly News.