I think it’s time Han retires from the Millennium Falcon.
On February 13, Harrison Ford almost crashed his plane into a 737 jet at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California. A newly released video shows just how close Harrison Ford came to disaster when he botched the landing of his plane at a California airport and passed just feet above an American Airlines 737.
In one video, you can see the 74-year-old Ford’s single-engine plane flashing over the fuselage of an American Airlines plane loaded with more than 100 passengers and a six-person crew.
As earlier reported, Ford asked air control, “Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?” just seconds after the incident.
Ford, an experienced pilot who collects vintage planes, had been instructed to land on runway 20-L at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, but mistakenly aimed for a taxiway, instead. His plane passed over the top of an American Airlines 737 carrying 110 passengers and a six-person crew.
The passenger plane, AA Flight 1456, managed to depart safely for Dallas just minutes after the incident. Ford, 74, was heard on air traffic control recordings asking, “Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?”
Air traffic controllers then informed Ford that he had landed on a taxiway rather than the runway — a violation of Federal Aviation Administration safety rules.
The FAA told NBC News that controllers gave Ford the proper landing instructions and that he read them back.
Love ya Harrison, but after almost killing yourself a couple of years ago and now almost killing 100+ people, I think it’s time you stay grounded. Literally.