Harrison Ford just narrowly avoided crashing his plane

Harrison Ford just narrowly avoided crashing his plane

Rick Deckard is in trouble again after landing his single-engine aircraft in the wrong part of a California airport and flying over a commercial passenger plane that was preparing for take-off.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released an account of the incident, which did not identify Ford by name.

"The pilot...landed on a taxiway that runs parallel to the runway, overflying a Boeing 737 that was holding short of the runway", the agency's statement read in part. Ford, 74, can be heard asking on air traffic control recordings of the incident. Fortunately, the two plans didn't collide and the American Airline passenger plane was able to depart for Dallas just a few minutes after the scare.

The Star Wars and Indiana Jones star is an experienced pilot who collects vintage planes and has spoken publicly about his love of aviation.

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In March 2015 he broke his arm and suffered head injuries after crash-landing a plane on a Santa Monica golf course.

This latest incident has prompted an FAA investigation, which could result in the suspension of Ford's license. At that time, the actor was praised for his ingenuity in avoiding more populated areas. The plane was slightly damaged but Ford and his passengers were unhurt. Whoops! Even after landing, Ford failed to notice his error, and reportedly asked the tower whether a Boeing 737 he flew over was "meant to be underneath" during his approach. The actor also crash-landed a helicopter in 1999 amid a flight lesson in Ventura County, California.

A spokesperson for Mr Ford declined to comment to reporters.

In 2000, Ford's plane was blown off a runway in Lincoln, Nebraska, after a gust of wind hit his Beechcraft Bonanza during takeoff. Witnesses said Ford "saved lives" by diverting the falling aircraft towards the empty golf course and away from the surrounding houses.

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