Harrison Ford Involved in ‘Potentially Serious’ Plane Incident (Report)

“Star Wars” actor was also injured in previous plane crash

Last Updated: February 14, 2017 @ 3:21 PM

Harrison Ford was involved in a “potentially serious” plane incident when he mistakingly attempted to land on a taxiway and passed over a plane loaded with 110 passengers.

According to NBC News, the actor had been instructed to land on runway 20-L at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California when he aimed for a taxiway instead and passed over an American Airlines 737 full with 110 passengers and six crew members.

Ford allegedly said on an air traffic control recording, “Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?” to which controllers informed Ford that he had landed on a taxiway rather than the runway. Landing on a taxiway is a violation of Federal Aviation Administration safety rules, reports NBC.

A spokesperson for Ford had no statement regarding the report.

This isn’t the first time the actor has been involved in an air-related incident. In 2015, he crashed his plane at the Penmar Gold Course in Venice, California. A spokesperson for Ford had told TheWrap that he “had no other choice but to make an emergency landing, which he did safely.” Ford had just taken off from nearby Santa Monica Airport and requested a return before the aircraft crashed, and the spokesperson had said his injuries were not life-threatening.

In 2000, he crashed a six-passenger plane in Lincoln, Nebraska — the previous year, he crashed a helicopter 60 miles outside of Los Angeles.