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Harrison Ford Has an Incident With Passenger Plane at Airport

Old Feb 14, 2017, 4:24 pm
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Harrison Ford's aircraft almost collided with AA 737 at SNA [14 Feb 2017]

http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/...irport-n720826

Article says it was AA1546, but appears it was AA1456:
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...007Z/KSNA/KDFW

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Old Feb 14, 2017, 4:56 pm
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Harrison Ford's plane. I don't think the guy was playing President on the runway. The guy seems really prone to accidents
In 2015, he crash-landed a World War II-era airplane on a Santa Monica, California, golf course after the engine failed.

He also crash-landed a helicopter in 1999 during a flight lesson in Ventura County, California. And in 2000, Ford's six-seater Beechcraft Bonanza scraped the runway during an emergency landing at Nebraska's Lincoln Municipal Airport.
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Old Feb 14, 2017, 4:59 pm
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Made me think of: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contin...es_Flight_1883
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NBC: Harrison Ford in Incident With Passenger Plane at California Airport

Actor Harrison Ford was involved in a potentially serious incident Monday in California as he was piloting his private plane, a single-engine Husky, NBC News has learned.

Ford, an experienced pilot who collects vintage planes, had been instructed to land on runway 20-L at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, but mistakenly aimed for a taxiway, instead. His plane passed over the top of an American Airlines 737 carrying 110 passengers and a six-person crew.

http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/...irport-n720826
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I was more imagining it Die Hard style

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Originally Posted by Zorak
Except that was an ILS approach after sunset/civil twilight.

I'm guessing this flight landed on taxiway C. That's a 36' taxiway rather than a 75' runway. If Ford was flying, it might be time for that 74-yr-old to think about hanging up his pilot's license.
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Originally Posted by CPRich
Except that was an ILS approach after sunset/civil twilight.
Didn't say they were comparable, just that's what my mind free-associated.

Originally Posted by CPRich
I'm guessing this flight landed on taxiway C. That's a 36' taxiway rather than a 75' runway. If Ford was flying, it might be time for that 74-yr-old to think about hanging up his pilot's license.
A friend of mine said on FB "I would hate to be the FAA guy who has to take away Han Solo's pilot license"
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Originally Posted by CPRich
Except that was an ILS approach after sunset/civil twilight.

I'm guessing this flight landed on taxiway C. That's a 36' taxiway rather than a 75' runway. If Ford was flying, it might be time for that 74-yr-old to think about hanging up his pilot's license.
74 years old. Aren't there age limits to flying?

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74 years old. Aren't there age limits to flying?

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Commercial yes, but private can fly as long as they have a 3rd class medical. (1st needed for passenger commercial and 2nd for cargo commercial)
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This is the second incident with him in a few years IIRC. Maybe it's time for him to stop piloting.
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Old Feb 15, 2017, 5:14 am
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Harrison Ford Has an Incident With Passenger Plane at Airport

Ford, an experienced pilot who collects vintage planes, had been instructed to land on runway 20-L at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California but mistakenly aimed for a taxiway instead. His plane passed over the top of an American Airlines 737 loaded with 110 passengers and a six-person crew.
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Probably trying to do the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.
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Old Feb 15, 2017, 5:15 am
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He's had at least 3 other "incidents" over the years too
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Old Feb 15, 2017, 5:19 am
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse
He's had at least 3 other "incidents" over the years too
But Ford is revered as an excellent pilot in aviation circles. He was inducted as a Living Legend of Aviation.
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Old Feb 15, 2017, 6:49 am
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But Ford is revered as an excellent pilot in aviation circles. He was inducted as a Living Legend of Aviation.
Being a wealthy movie star probably didn't hurt his chances of induction.
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