Video shows Harrison Ford flying over plane before missed landing
Footage captures a near run-in between the planes at a California airport.
By ADAM KELSEY, JEFFREY COOK and WHITNEY LLOYD
February 22, 2017, 4:14 AM
• 3 min read
-- In images that could pass as the climax of a Hollywood blockbuster -- with an A-list actor featured in the starring role -- a small yellow plane, that sources say was piloted by Harrison Ford, darts over a jetliner and lands on an airport taxiway, instead of its intended runway.
That's the scene from video acquired by ABC News Tuesday from John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California. Last Monday, sources say Ford was flying the plane that flew over American Airlines flight 1546 at the international airport.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane's pilot was cleared by air traffic controllers to land on runway 20L and correctly repeated the clearance but then landed on a taxiway adjacent to the runway. On its descent, the single-engine Aviat Husky passed over the American Airlines Boeing 737 which was waiting just short of the runway.
Ford, 74, a licensed private pilot, was hurt in a 2015 accident when the World War II-era plane he was flying crashed on a golf course near Santa Monica, California. In that incident, Ford reported engine trouble just after takeoff, according to an NTSB investigator, and then allegedly came up short of the runway.
ABC News' Alex Stone and Julie Sone contributed to this report.