Harrison Ford in close call with passenger plane, says report

Maybe he shouldn't fly Solo?

Sean Hollister Senior Editor / Reviews
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An Aviat Husky, the plane Harrison Ford was reportedly flying.

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Han Solo might be one heck of a pilot, but Harrison Ford may be under FAA investigation. The 74-year-old Star Wars actor and real-life pilot had a close call with a Boeing 737 at John Wayne Airport in southern California, CBS News reported.

"Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?" Ford reportedly asked air traffic control after his plane missed the airliner. Ford's plane landed on a taxiway instead of the runway, said CBS News. The incident was earlier reported by NBC News.

A representative for Ford declined to comment.

The FAA wouldn't confirm that Ford was flying the plane, saying the organization doesn't "identify people involved in aircraft incidents or accidents."

It did confirm that "a single-engine Aviat Husky...landed on a taxiway that runs parallel to the runway, overflying a Boeing 737 that was holding short of the runway." The FAA said an investigation is underway, and you can watch the incident in this video from the Associated Press:

A spokeswoman for John Wayne Airport declined to comment. LiveATC.net, which records and archives air traffic control conversations, said it didn't have a recording of Ford. It blamed "intermittent network issues" with its receiver at that location.

This isn't Ford's first rodeo. You can read about his aviation accomplishments and his crashes at CBS News.