FORD UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR LANDING HIS PLANE ON TAXIWAY
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