Harrison Ford Takes Captain Seat of Jet Just Days After Latest Flying Incident
The actor was seen boarding a plane at the Santa Monica Airport on Thursday
Harrison Ford is back behind the cockpit just days after flying over an airliner and mistakenly landing in a taxiway instead of the runway.
The actor, 74, was seen boarding a plane at the Santa Monica Airport on Thursday. Ford, who was joined by a co-pilot, took the captain’s seat of the Cessna 680 two-engine jet.
He looked to be in good spirits as he prepared to fly.
On Monday, the actor was reportedly piloting his single-engine plane when tower control gave him the go-ahead to land at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California. But when he instead maneuvered toward a taxiway, his plane flew over an American Airlines departing flight with 110 passengers on board and a six-person crew.
The Dallas-bound 737 aircraft was able to safely take off minutes after the incident.
A spokesperson confirmed the FAA is opening an investigation into the incident. Ford could lose his pilot license — which he uses to operate his vintage plane collection — if found at fault, or he could simply receive a warning letter, according to an expert.
A rep for the actor had no comment.