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Harrison Ford Is Pretty Fucking Far From The Best Pilot In The Galaxy

Photo: AP
Photo: AP

Roughly two years after he crashed a plane on a golf course, NBC is reporting that Harrison Ford was “involved in a potentially serious incident” on Monday while cruising in his single engine Husky. Harrison!

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During his approach to an airport in Orange County, California, Ford “mistakenly” aimed to land his plane on a taxiway instead of a runway, NBC says. In the process, he passed over a 737 carrying 116 people, and reportedly asked the air traffic controller: “Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?”

No, dude.

Anyway, NBC says a taxiway landing violates Federal Aviation Administration safety rules, and the 74-year-old Star Wars legend’s maneuver prompted an investigation by the agency, which could wind up costing Ford his pilot’s license.

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Besides the 2015 golf course crash, which left him with a broken arm and minor head injuries, NBC noted that Ford also crash-landed a helicopter in 1999 during a flight lesson and the following year he “scraped” the runway during an emergency landing at a Nebraska hospital.

Also in 2009, the guy was honored by the Living Legends of Aviation.

We’re glad no one was hurt.

Senior Reporter, Jalopnik/Special Projects Desk

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