The Federal Aviation Administration is currently investigating a passenger plane incident that occurred at John Wayne Airport in California, which reportedly involves Harrison Ford. It seems like the famous actor landed his plane on the wrong runway near a full passenger plane.
The Federal Aviation Administration Public Affairs Manager Ian Gregor released a short statement in which they mentioned the incident. “Air traffic controllers cleared the pilot of a single-engine Aviat Husky to land on Runway 20L at John Wayne Airport Monday afternoon. The pilot correctly read back the clearance. 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 is investigating this incident,” said Ian in his statement.
Thankfully, the passenger plane managed to safely depart from the airport a few minutes after the incident. After asking if that airliner was meant to be underneath him, Ford was informed by the air traffic controllers that he violated the Federal Aviation Administration safety rules by landing on a taxiway instead of the runway.
The consequences that the famous actor will suffer are still unknown, as they can range from him simply getting a warning letter to having his pilot’s license suspended. This isn’t the first time Ford has had plane trouble. Just two years ago, he made an emergency landing at the Penmar gold course in Los Angeles. The actor sustained serious injuries and had to be treated at the UCLA Medical Center after landing a vintage WW2 plane.