FORD UN­DER IN­VES­TI­GA­TION FOR LAND­ING HIS PLANE ON TAXI­WAY

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City - - Entertainment - PTI

Ac­tor Har­ri­son Ford (above) is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by Fed­eral Avi­a­tion Ad­min­is­tra­tion (FAA) after he was in­volved in a po­ten­tially se­ri­ous in­ci­dent in Cal­i­for­nia while he was fly­ing his pri­vate plane.

The ac­tor has had a series of crashes and close calls in his decade-long fly­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. He re­cently flew his sin­gle-en­gine Aviat Husky jet over a Boe­ing 737 pas­sen­ger plane. Ford had been in­structed to land on run­way 20-L at John Wayne Air­port in Orange County, but he mis­tak­enly aimed for a taxi­way, in­stead. In the process, his plane passed over the top of an Amer­i­can Air­lines 737 car­ry­ing 110 pas­sen­gers and a six-per­son crew. Dur­ing the in­ci­dent, in which no one was hurt, Ford was heard ask­ing on air traf­fic con­trol record­ings: “Was that air­liner meant to be un­der­neath me?” Air traf­fic controllers told the ac­tor that he had landed on a taxi­way rather than the run­way — a vi­o­la­tion of FAA safety rules. How­ever, the pas­sen­ger plane also man­aged to de­part safely for Dal­las.

AIR TRAF­FIC CONTROLLERS TOLD HIM THAT HE HAD LANDED ON A TAXI­WAY RATHER THAN THE RUN­WAY — A VI­O­LA­TION OF FAA SAFETY RULES

PHOTO: SAEED KHAN/AFP

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