Harrison Ford lands private plane on taxiway instead of runway in California

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Harrison Ford runway incident
Harrison Ford runway incident

Los Angeles : In a funny but scary news, Hollywood star Harrison Ford on Wednesday landed his private plane on an airport taxiway instead of the runway.

The incident was reported at John Wayne airport in Orange County (Los Angeles, California) instigating an investigation in the US.

According to reports, the actor was piloting his own plane and was instructed to land on a runway at the airport, but instead aimed for a taxiway.

The 74-year-old’s plane also passed over the top of a Boeing 737 jet holding 110 passengers and six crew, which took off safely minutes later.

Ford even asked air traffic control: "Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?” He was then informed he'd landed on the taxiway, not cleared runway.

According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokesperson, “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 FAA is investigating this incident.”

Ford has not yet responded back.