Harrison Ford investigated the Los Angeles runway incident

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Harrison Ford in Los Angeles. Photo: February 2020

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This is not the first time that Harrison Ford has been involved in air crashes


US actor Harrison Ford is under investigation last week for an incident at a southern California airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has stated that it is flying a small plane that has incorrectly crossed a runway where another plane is landing.

As of Friday, the planes were approximately 3,600 feet (1,100 m) from each other at Los Angeles Hawthorne Airport. There was no danger of an accident, the FAA said.

Ford, 77, admitted his mistake and apologized, said his representative.

The official said in a statement that the star of the Indiana Jones and Star Wars films “misunderstood” an instruction from air traffic control.

“The purpose of the flight was to maintain the currency and the competence of the aircraft. No one was injured and there was never a danger of a collision, “the statement said.

Ford was in command of an Aviat Husky two-seat light aircraft.

This is not the first time that Ford, a well-known aviation enthusiast, has been involved in air crashes.

In 2017, he flew over an American Airlines plane with 110 passengers and crew on board at John Wayne Airport in California. No one was injured and the FAA decided to do nothing.

In 2015, the actor was injured when he landed his vintage plane on a golf course in Los Angeles.

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Media captionAerial images showed the plane sank on a golf course

Ford started flying when he was in his 50s and is also trained to fly helicopters.

In 1999, he crashed his helicopter on a training flight to Los Angeles, but he and the instructor were unharmed.

A year later, an airplane he was flying had to make an emergency landing in Nebraska. Again, he and his passenger escaped unharmed.

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