Harrison Ford Investigated After Piloting Plane That Wrongly Crossed Runway

Written by on April 29, 2020

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — Harrison Ford was piloting a aircraft that wrongly crossed a runway the place one other aircraft was touchdown, and federal authorities are investigating, officers and a consultant for the actor mentioned Wednesday.

Ford was on the controls of a small aircraft Friday at Hawthorne Airport within the Los Angeles space when, in response to an announcement launched by Ford’s publicist, he crossed the runway after mishearing an instruction from air visitors management.

“He instantly acknowledged the error and apologized to ATC for the error,” in response to the assertion from publicist Ina Treciokas. ”Nobody was injured and there was by no means any hazard of a collision.”

With out naming Ford, the Federal Aviation Administration mentioned in its personal assertion {that a} two-seat Aviat Husky aircraft crossed the runway whereas one other plane was performing a touch-and-go touchdown.

The opposite aircraft was simply over a half-mile away, in response to the FAA.

Ford’s assertion says the aim of his flight was “to take care of forex and proficiency within the plane.”

The 77-year-old who performed Han Solo and Indiana Jones is a frequent flier of planes and helicopters and customarily has an excellent document as an aviator, however has had a number of shut calls over time.

Most just lately he flew low over an airliner with 116 folks aboard moments earlier than mistakenly touchdown on a taxiway at one other Southern California airport in 2017.

In 2015, he was injured when he crashed his World Struggle II-era aircraft on a Los Angeles golf course after engine failure. Federal investigators discovered that Ford was not at fault for the crash.

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