Actor Harrison Ford by mistake flew on a small plane over the runway of Hawthorne airport in southern California, dangerously approaching another plane that took off. The incident is being investigated by the U.S. Federal Civil Aviation Administration, the agency told Hollywood Reporter.
The representative of the actor told Fox News that Ford did not hear the instructions of the dispatcher, so he made the wrong maneuver. “He immediately admitted the mistake and apologized to the dispatcher,” he added. The purpose of the flight, he said, was technical: the actor sat down at the helm to keep the Aviat A-1C Husky in service. No one was injured in the incident.
The incident occurred on April 24. The distance between the planes was about 1,100 meters.
Harrison Ford is 77 years old. He started flying after 50 years. In 2015, the actor was taken to hospital after an emergency landing on the golf course because of a failed motor.
In 2017, he landed at Santa Ana airport, dangerously flying directly over American Airlines aircraft, which had 110 passengers on board. That’s when the authorities decided not to investigate this airplane incident.