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Harrison Ford involved in incident while piloting private plane

15 February 2017 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

Orange County, CA, United States (4E) – The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating Harrison Ford as he is reported to be involved in a potentially serious incident while he was piloting his private plane on Monday.

Reports claim Ford mistakenly attempted to land on a taxiway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County. His private plane was put near a full passenger plane. The Federal Aviation Administration did not give any comment on the matter but said they do not identify people involved in aircraft incidents or accidents.

However, the Federal Aviation Administration released their report saying that air traffic controllers cleared the pilot of the single-engine Aviat Husky to land on Runway 20L at John Wayne Airport on Monday afternoon. The pilot was able to read back the clearance from the air traffic controllers. However, the pilot of the Aviat Husky landed his private plane on a taxiway, which was parallel to the runway and that the private plane overflew “a Boeing 737 that was holding short of the runway.”

American Airlines 737 had 110 passengers at that time and a six-person crew. Allegedly, Ford was heard on air traffic control recording asking if the airliner was meant to be underneath him. The air controllers then informed Ford that he was landing on a taxiway instead of runway 20-L.

The 74-year-old “Star Wars” star has been flying for decades now. His most recent accident prior to this was in March 2015. He had to make an emergency landing on a Santa Monica golf course after the private plane’s engine failed. He suffered from minor head injuries and a broken arm in that incident.

A source close to Ford said the Aviat aircraft flown by him is registered to GBH Aviation. Ford is one of the corporate officers of the company.

Ford or his representatives have not yet commented on the John Wayne Airport reported incident.

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