Video shows Harrison Ford's close call at airport

Posted at 6:44 AM, Feb 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-22 06:45:23-05

(NBC) - New video shows the moment actor Harrison Ford landed on a taxiway at a Southern California airport last week.

The video shows 74-year-old “Star Wars” actor coming in for a landing Feb. 13 at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, Calif., when he accidentally landed on a taxiway, not the runway he was instructed to land on.


Landing on a taxiway instead of a runway is a clear FAA violation.

While he was landing, Ford flew over an American Airlines jet that was holding in position before taxiing out for departure.

Air traffic control video recordings captured Ford asking whether the American Airlines flight was supposed to be underneath him as he landed.

The FAA told NBC news that controllers gave Ford the proper landing instructions and that he read them back.

The FAA is investigating the incident.

Ford is an experienced pilot and collector of vintage planes.

Courtesy: NBC News Channel