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Harrison Ford survives near missing crash while landing passenger plane, video goes viral

In March 2015, He Made An Emergency Landing In A World War II-era Airplane On A Santa Monica Golf Course After Its Engine Failed.

PTI | Updated on: 23 Feb 2017, 06:16:27 PM
Harrison Ford (source: Getty)

Los Angeles :

A video of Harrison Ford's incident when he mistakenly attempted to land on a taxiway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California while piloting his private plane, has been released.

The footage shows Ford flying his Aviat Husky near a passenger plane, before landing on the taxiway. Ford was allegedly heard on an air traffic control recording at the time saying, "Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?" Ford's representative has declined to comment on the situation when it was originally reported.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident, and issued the following statement on Tuesday after the event took place. "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.

Ford has had decades of flying experience, but has also had a series of crashes and close calls.

In March 2015, he made an emergency landing in a World War II-era airplane on a Santa Monica golf course after its engine failed. Ford suffered a broken arm and minor head injuries, but has since made a full recovery.

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First Published : 23 Feb 2017, 06:05:00 PM

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