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Published: Wed, February 15, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Harrison Ford pilots private plane, nearly collides with passenger plane

Harrison Ford pilots private plane, nearly collides with passenger plane

His plane then passed above an American Airlines 737 loaded with 110 passengers and a six-person crew.

Los Angeles firefighters are seen near a plane that was piloted by Harrison Ford when it crashed at a golf course in Venice on Thursday, March 6, 2015.

FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said the plane was cleared to land at runway 20L and the pilot correctly read back the clearance.

News reported that actor Harrison Ford was piloting the private plane, an Aviat Husky, that was involved in an incident at John Wayne Airport on Monday afternoon.

Air traffic control recordings reportedly captured Ford saying: "was that airliner meant to be underneath me?"

American Airlines spokesman Ross Feinstein said the airline reported the incident to the National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA.

The actor landed on the wrong runway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, which put him near a full passenger plane, according to the report.

The FAA's investigation has yet to conclude, so the outcome of Ford's incident is still unknown.

In 2015, the actor suffered a broken arm and minor head injuries after the engine of his WWII era plan failed and he crash-landed on a Santa Monica golf course.

However, Ford, who trained as a pilot in the 1950s, is generally considered to be an good pilot in flying circles.

One year later, Ford's six-seater Beechcraft Bonanza scraped the runway during an emergency landing at Lincoln Municipal Airport in Nebraska. Ford was identified as the pilot involved by NBC News.

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