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Harrison Ford Involved in Incident with Passenger Plane, FAA Opening Investigation

Ford, who is an active pilot and owns his own collection of vintage aircraft, was landing his own plane in Orange County, California, when he flew dangerously close to a commercial aircraft about to take off, according to reports. The American Airlines 737, with 110 passengers and six crew onboard, was bound for Dallas-Ft. Harrison asked air-traffic controllers, who told the star of Indiana Jones and Star Wars films that he had landed on a taxiway, a recording shows.

Air traffic controllers then informed Ford that he had landed on a taxiway rather than the runway.

Ford was in a plane crash in March of 2015, which was caused by a loose engine part, according to an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.

He was piloting a small World War II era-plane when he crashed at a city golf course in Venice.

At the time, an eyewitness claimed that Harrison "saved several lives" by landing at the golf course. The single-engine plane clipped a tree as it went down shortly after taking off from Santa Monica Airport, about a mile (1.6 km) away, and the pilot survived in "fair to moderate" condition, Assistant Los Angeles Fire Chief Patrick Butler said. NBC noted he's even been inducted as a Living Legend of Aviation. However, for now, it has been confirmed that Ford is safe, and unharmed, which is definitely good news.

He also downed a helicopter in 1999 during a training session.

See more on NBC's Nightly News.



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