Harrison Ford Flies His Plane Over American Airlines Jetliner Before Landing on Wrong Runway: Reports
It's being called a "potentially serious incident."
Harrison Ford flew his plane over an American Airlines jetliner on Monday before landing on the wrong runway, in what has been called a "potentially serious incident," according to reports.
The 74-year-old actor, who has been involved in multiple plane crashes in the past, was cleared to land his single-engine Husky plane on a runway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, NBC News first reported.
"The pilot correctly read back the clearance," the FAA said in a statement to InsideEdition.com. "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 Boeing 737 was carrying 110 passengers and a six-person crew.
"Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?" Ford asked air traffic control, according to NBC News.
He landed safely on the taxiway and the American Airlines flight was able to leave for Dallas.
In a statement to InsideEdition.com Tuesday, American Airlines said: "We are aware of the incident, and have reported it to the NTSB and FAA."
The FAA, which claims it gave Ford the correct instructions, confirmed that it's now investigating the incident. It would not name the pilot, who was identified as Ford by NBC.
Ford could face anything from a simple warning to the suspension of his pilot license, the network reported.
It's not the first mishap Ford has experienced while piloting a plane.
The most serious was in 2015 when he crashed a World War II-era airplane onto a golf course in Santa Monica after its engine failed.
Harrison Ford crash-landed a plane, pictured above, on a California golf course in 2015. (Getty Images)
Spinal surgeon Dr. Sanjay Khurana, who was playing on the golf course, told Inside Edition at the time that he helped rescue Ford from the plane.
"It was traumatic," he said. "You could hear the ground shake. There was an individual in the rear seat, head forward... There were some big lacerations. There was a good amount of bleeding."
Ford, who needed surgery following the incident, suffered a broken arm and minor head injuries, but ultimately recovered.
After the incident, Ford was praised for flying toward the golf course and away from nearby homes.
In 1999, he crash-landed a helicopter during a flight lesson in Ventura County, California. The following year, his six-seater Beechcraft Bonanza scraped the runway at Nebraska's Lincoln Municipal Airport.
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