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Harrison Ford Acknowledges Mistake after California Airport Runway Incident

Busayo Ogunjimi
May 02, 2020
05:00 A.M.
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Popular actor Harrison Ford recently got into yet another airplane incident that almost cost lives. The Hollywood legend has now apologized for his indiscretions.

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According to a recent report, the "Air Force One" actor was involved in a near-miss incident last week. He was reportedly flying his small private jet at the Hawthorne Airport in Los Angeles when he made a fatal judgment flaw.

The actor allegedly crossed a runway while another aircraft was trying to land. His mistake brought both aircraft about 3,600ft away from a collision.

Harrison Ford attends the 'Morning Glory' UK premiere on January 11, 2011. | Photo: Getty Images

Harrison Ford attends the 'Morning Glory' UK premiere on January 11, 2011. | Photo: Getty Images

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The report confirmed that Harrison immediately apologized to the air traffic control. His spokesperson also confirmed that no one got hurt in the incident.

However, the Federal Aviation Authority caught sight of it and launched an investigation. Harrison's representative also reportedly said:

"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..."

 Actor Harrison Ford attends the 12th Annual "Living Legends of Aviation" on January 16, 2015. | Photo: Getty Images

Actor Harrison Ford attends the 12th Annual "Living Legends of Aviation" on January 16, 2015. | Photo: Getty Images

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While the spokesperson did claim that no one was hurt, the fact that the FAA picked up an investigation makes it appear like a big deal.

Harrison is an avid flying enthusiast. He reportedly took the activity up decades ago, and since then, he's become proficient at flying helicopters too.

Harrison was flying a vintage plane from World war II

 Actor Harrison Ford arrives at the 17th annual Hollywood Film Awards on October 21, 2013. | Photo: Getty Images

Actor Harrison Ford arrives at the 17th annual Hollywood Film Awards on October 21, 2013. | Photo: Getty Images

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However, even the pros need a little bit of relearning from time to time. For Harrison, aviation mistakes appear to have become an alarming norm. In 2017, he came agonizingly close to hitting an American Airlines plane at a California airport.

At the time, the air controller had asked him to land his plane on a runway. However, he appeared to have misheard the instruction and went on to land on a parallel taxiway. Reports confirmed that he asked:

"Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?"

 Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart, actress arrives at the premiere of CBS Films' "Extraordinary Measures" held at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre on January 19, 2010. | Photo: Getty Images

Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart, actress arrives at the premiere of CBS Films' "Extraordinary Measures" held at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre on January 19, 2010. | Photo: Getty Images

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While the plane he almost missed eventually got cleared to fly, air traffic controllers told Harrison that he had flouted FAA rules.

At the time, the FAA also launched an investigation into the occurrence. In 2015, however, he had to go to the hospital after he crash-landed a plane on a golf course.

George Lucas, actor Harrison Ford and Director Steven Spielberg at the Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull - photocall at the Palais des Festivals during the 61st International Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2008. | Photo: Getty Images

George Lucas, actor Harrison Ford and Director Steven Spielberg at the Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull - photocall at the Palais des Festivals during the 61st International Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2008. | Photo: Getty Images

According to reports, the actor was flying a vintage plane from World war II. Upon take off, however, the craft experienced some engine trouble, and Harrison had no choice but to perform an emergency crash landing. While he sustained some injuries, his spokesperson confirmed that he would make a full recovery.

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