We couldn’t afford to have lost another icon in the last year…
Harrison Ford was involved in a near miss on Monday, narrowly avoiding crashing his plane, while flying into California.
The 74-year-old actor, who is an experienced pilot, reportedly landed on the wrong runway at John Wayne International Airport, Orange County, mistaking the taxiway for a runway.
In the confusion, he accidentally flew his single engine Aviat Husky over a commercial plane, an American Airlines Boeing 737, with 110 passengers onboard.
‘Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?’ he reportedly asked air traffic control when he landed, to which they explained that he had mistakenly landed on a taxiway and not the runway.
No one was injured and the American Airlines flight, headed for Dallas, was still able to take off, but according to the to US Federal Aviation Administration safety rules, it counts as an offence, with Harrison now under investigation, potentially losing his pilot’s license.
This is not the first time that the actor and aviation fanatic has had a flying mishap, previously involved in a helicopter crash in 1999 and a serious plane incident in 2015 when he crashed a Second World War-era plane on a golf course.
We hope that Harrison is resting up, but judging by his previous escapades, we can’t imagine he was too flustered by the incident.