Harrison Ford ‘In Near-Miss’ At US Airport


US actor Harrison Ford has been involved in a near-miss while flying his plane in California, US media say.

They say Ford, aged 74, was instructed to land on a runway at John Wayne airport in Orange Country on Monday.

But instead he mistakenly landed on a parallel taxiway, passing over a waiting American Airlines plane with 110 passengers and crew on board.

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That plane safely departed minutes later. Ford has not commented on the reported incident.

Just before the landing, the Indiana Jones star is quoted as asking air traffic controllers: “Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?”

The Federal Aviation Authority confirmed that the pilot of the single-engine Aviat Husky plane had been cleared to land on the runway.

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But it declined to confirm that the pilot was in fact Harrison Ford.

The incident was first reported by NBC and the TMZ website.

The actor, who is a certified pilot, has been involved in several air accidents.

In 2015, he was injured when his vintage plane crashed on a golf course in Los Angeles.

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In 1999, Ford crash-landed his helicopter during a training flight in Los Angeles but both he and the instructor were unhurt.

He has been in accidents out of the cockpit too, breaking his leg in 2014 while filming a scene involving a door on the Millennium Falcon spaceship.

Ford took up flying when he was in his 50s and owns several aircraft.


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