Toronto Star

Harrison Ford flight mishap on tape


Video released Tuesday shows a plane piloted by Harrison Fordsudden­ly and mistakenly flying low over an airliner with110 people aboard at a Southern California airport.

The 45 seconds of soundless video show the 74-year-old Star Wars and Indiana Jones star’s potentiall­y seri- ous mishap at John Wayne Airport in Orange County.

In it, an American Airlines 737 is taxiing slowly. Then Ford’s yellow, single-engine Aviat Husky suddenly zooms in from the right of the frame, flying low over the airliner and casting its shadow down the middle of the bigger plane before landing on the taxiway.

Ford was supposed to have landed on a runway that runs parallel to the taxiway.

“Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?” Ford asks in previously released sound from the air traffic control tower.

But for the airliner, the taxiway and runway are both wide-open and apparently unmistakab­le.

The Federal Aviation Administra­tion is investigat­ing the incident.

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