It has officially been reported that actor Harrison Ford was involved in, yet again, another plane crash on Monday Afternoon. The Star Wars and Indiana Jones icon was piloting a private Aviat Husky, vintage two seater fighter plane.
The single-engine propellor plane was cleared to land on Runway 20L at John Wayne Airport in Orange County when he flew directly over a Boeing 737 and made an emergency landing. The Federal Aviation Administration is currently gathering more information.
“The pilot then landed on a taxiway that runs parallel to the runway, overflying a Boeing 737 that was holding short of the runway,” the FAA said in a statement. This could be a violation of the FAA and it is possible, however unlikely Ford could receive a warning letter or have his Pilot’s License revoked.
The Dallas-bound 737 American Airlines plane that Ford’s craft flew over had six crew members and 110 passengers on board, and proceeded to depart the gate shortly after noon that day. Although Ford may have saved lives, it is unknown if he was distracted. Ford was recorded asking the air traffic controllers: “Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?” The Actor is currently not making any statements.
Yet, this isn’t the first time Ford has been involved in an aircraft related accident. Outside of films, Ford, 74, is a skilled pilot and enthusiastic aviator. In 2015 the actor suffered a “fair to moderate injury” after an engine failure occurred in another of his private planes. Ford also crashed a helicopter in the Santa Clarita area during a training flight in 1999, as well as a six-seat plane in Nebraska in 2000. We can only hope this will be the last of these “near misses”.