Published: Wed, February 15, 2017
USA | By Angel Wallace

Harrison Ford under investigation after near-miss with passenger plane

Harrison Ford under investigation after near-miss with passenger plane

Ford's plane passed over the top of an American Airlines plane 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.

Harrison Ford had a "potentially serious" incident while piloting his private plane on Monday in an incident that is now being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration, according to a report by NBC Nightly News.

The incident has sparked an FAA investigation, since the taxiway landing is a violation of safety rules. The plan managed to depart safely after the incident.

He was reportedly then caught on air traffic recordings asking: "Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?" In 2015, he suffered a broken pelvis, ankle, and sustained minor head injuries after he was forced to crash land his vintage airplane on a golf course in Santa Monica.

However, Ford, who trained as a pilot in the 1950s, is generally considered to be an good pilot in flying circles. The actor was inducted as a Living Legend of Aviation, joining the ranks of Neil Armstrong, Morgan Freeman, Tom Cruise and more.

That 737 is reported to have taken off without incident, according to NBC News.

He also crash-landed a helicopter in 1999 and his Beechcraft Bonanza scraped the runway during an emergency landing at Nebraska's Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2000.

The resulting FAA investigation could result in a variety of actions against the actor/pilot, from a warning letter to suspension of pilot's license.

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