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The FAA launched an investigation into Harrison Ford's plane incident in California

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A spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed that it is investigating Harrison Ford's plane incident on Tuesday have in California where he mistakenly aimed for a taxiway instead of the runway he was instructed to land on, WJLA reported. The move could have serious consequences since an American Airlines jet was holding nearby.

"Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?" Ford is heard asking air traffic controllers in a recording, NBC reported.


American Airlines Flight 1456 carrying 110 passengers and six crew members departed safety for Dallas a few minutes later.

Ford, an avid aviator who collects vintage planes, has experienced several close calls in the past. In March 2015, he suffered a broken arm and a gashed forehead when his World War II-era trainer crashed on a Los Angeles golf course when it lost power after takeoff.

In 2000, Ford had to make an emergency landing at Lincoln Municipal Airport in Nebraska because of windy conditions. Ford and the passenger were not injured, but the plane's wing tips were damaged. And, in 1999, Ford crash-landed his helicopter during a training flight in which he and his instructor were practicing auto-rotations, though both remain uninjured.

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