Veteran actor Harrison Ford had an extremely close call while flying and attempting to land his private plane on Monday at John Wayne Airport in Orange County.
According to NBC Nightly News, he landed his plane on the wrong runway, which put him on the path to a collision with a fully-loaded commercial plane.
The plane was carrying 110 passengers, and six crew members.
Lucky, a collision was completely avoided.
Ford was reportedly told to land on runway 20-L and confirmed this instruction, but instead aimed for a taxiway that ran parallel.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA):
“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 ‘Star Wars’ actor has decades of flying experience according to Variety, but has also had a number of crashes and near-misses in past years.
The incident is now being investigated by the FAA.
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