Harrison Ford’s Plane Has Potentially Serious Run-In With 737

SANTA ANA, Calif. (CBS/AP) — Actor Harrison Ford had a potentially serious run-in with an airliner at a Southern California airport on Monday.

Ford, 74, was told to land his single-engine plane on a runway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, but he mistakenly landed it on a parallel taxiway, passing over an American Airlines jet holding nearby.

“Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?” Ford is heard asking air traffic controllers in a recording.

Harrison Ford. (Photo credit: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images)

Harrison Ford. (Photo credit: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images)

American Airlines Flight 1456, a Boeing 737 with 110 passengers and six crew, departed safely for Dallas a few minutes later.

Ford’s publicist, Ina Treciokas, declined comment Tuesday afternoon.

An FAA source confirmed to CBS News that Ford was piloting the plane.

It’s not clear how high the plane was when it flew over the jetliner.

“This is extraordinarily dangerous,” former NTSB chair Mark Rosenker told CBS News. “Striking a commercial aircraft that was full of gasoline with 100 and some people on it would have created a real disaster.”

Ford collects vintage planes and has a long and good record as an aviator. But he has had several close calls.

In March 2015, Ford was seriously injured when his World War II-era trainer crashed on a Los Angeles golf course when it lost power shortly after takeoff.

 A general view at the Penmar Golf Course after a single-engine plane piloted by actor Harrison Ford crashed on March 5, 2015 in Venice, California. Ford was reportedly taken to a nearby hospital in fair to moderate condition. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images)

A general view at the Penmar Golf Course after a single-engine plane piloted by actor Harrison Ford crashed on March 5, 2015 in Venice, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images)

In 1999, Ford crash-landed his helicopter during a training flight in which he and an instructor were practicing auto rotations in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles. Ford and the instructor were unhurt.

Ford was flying a Beechcraft Bonanza in 2000 when wind shear forced him to make an emergency landing at Lincoln Municipal Airport in Nebraska. Ford and his passenger were uninjured when the plane clipped the runway, but its wing tips were damaged, officials said.

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