Harrison Ford, one of the most renowned Hollywood actors known for starring in blockbusters such as Star Wars and Indiana Jones is in the limelight once again because of his mistakes and unconventional habits unfortunately.
This time around, the actor was piloting a plane, where he accidentally crossed the same runway whereas at the same time another plane was landing. It could’ve led to a crash but fortunately it didn’t come to that.
The pandemic has caused a surge in uncertainty and Harrison Ford messing around with a plane is what brings our hope back.
Federal authorities are investigating, officials, and a representative for the actor said Wednesday by a source.
The incident took place at Hawthorne Municipal Airport on 24, April. It has come to FAA’s investigation even more perhaps because Ford was piloting his plane on the airport’s only runway.
A representative from FAA told CNN in a statement, “The FAA is investigating an incident in which the pilot of an Aviat Husky taxied across the runway at Hawthorne Municipal Airport Friday afternoon while another aircraft was performing a touch-and-go landing.”
Another representative from FAA told CNN that “Mr. Ford crossed the airport’s only runway in his aircraft after he misheard a radio instruction from ATC. He immediately acknowledged the mistake and apologized to ATC for the error.”
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reported this predicament without disclosing Harrison Ford’s identity for reasons unknown. In the statement released by FAA, they claimed that a two-seat Aviat Husky plane crossed the runway while another aircraft was performing a touch-and-go landing.
The other plane was just shy of a kilometer away, according to the FAA.
Ford’s statement to the media claims the purpose of his flight was “to maintain currency and proficiency in the aircraft.”
The actor has starred in many aviation movies, most notable ones being Air Force One and Hanover Street. The 77-year-old has had a passion for aviation for decades now and generally has a good record as an aviator, but has been in trouble several times because of his mishaps.
The last time he was in trouble because of his rather dangerous hobby was when he flew low over an airliner with 116 people aboard moments before mistakenly landing on a taxiway at another Southern California airport in 2017.
And even before that, In 2015, Harrison Ford injured himelf when he crashed his vintage Second World War-era plane on a Los Angeles golf course in Santa Monica. The cause was apparently an engine crash however it’s not certain. Federal investigators found Ford was not at fault for the crash. Perhaps FAA has a soft spot for Ford since this is the third time he’s gotten in trouble for this.