Harrison Ford's cockpit confusion leads to close call with a passenger jet

The actor told air traffic control he was piloting a helicopter when he was actually flying a plane, then landed on a taxiway instead of a runway.
1:16 | 02/17/17

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Transcript for Harrison Ford's cockpit confusion leads to close call with a passenger jet
??? Next tonight here, Harrison Ford's cockpit confusion. We're hearing the radio call, mistakenly telling them he was piloting a helicopter instead of a plane, and the close call with the 737. Here's David Kerley. Reporter: Harrison Ford's landing, right over a jetliner, touching down on a taxiway instead of the runway, apparently started with some confusion on the radio during take-off from Santa Monica. Husky Niner hotel uniform. Contact Los Angeles tower, good day. Thanks for your help. Reporter: But moments later, Ford, who also flies a helicopter, mistakenly identifies his aircraft and is calling the wrong tower. L.A. Helicopter. L.A. Helicopter -- oh, sorry. Husky eight nine hotel uniform is -- Reporter: It was minutes later that Ford, preparing to land in Orange county, calling out the runway, is actually lined up to that taxiway. Flying right over an American airlines 737 with more than 100 on board. There's just several elements of confusion we're seeing at the beginning and end of the flight. And they're a bit concerning. Reporter: The FAA investigation continues, and investigators are expected to interview Ford and possibly the controllers. David, thank you. When we come back, the lost continent.

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