Bad news for Harrison Ford. The 74-year-old actor was involved in a potentially serious incident at a California airport. And now, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating the situation.
Ford, an experienced pilot, was flying his private plane when he was instructed to land on runway 20-L at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, CA. But he incorrectly aimed for a taxiway instead. This move caused him to pass over the top of a passenger plane carrying 110 passengers and a 6-person crew.
The passenger plane was able to leave the airport safely shortly thereafter, but it could have been a potentially dangerous situation.
Ford was heard on air traffic control recordings asking, "Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?"
Shortly thereafter, air traffic controllers told him he had landed on a taxiway instead of a runway--which is a violation of the FAA's flight safety rules.
The FAA said controllers gave Ford the proper landing instructions and that the star had read them back to them. This has prompted the FAA to investigate the situation, which could potentially result in anything from a warning letter to a suspension of his license.
This is not the first time Ford has been involved in an incident while flying. Just last year, he crash-landed an airplane in Santa Monica, CA after engine failure. And as far back as 1999, he crash-landed a helicopter.
Scary stuff! We're keeping Ford in our thoughts as the investigation moves forward.