Harrison Ford's Harrowing 45 Seconds Captured on Video
He mistakenly flies low over airliner
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 22, 2017 4:09 AM CST

(Newser) – Video released Tuesday shows a plane piloted by Harrison Ford suddenly and mistakenly flying low over an airliner with 110 people aboard at a Southern California airport. The 45 seconds of soundless video show the 74-year-old star's potentially serious mishap at John Wayne Airport in Orange County last week, the AP reports. In it, an American Airlines 737 is taxiing slowly. Then Ford's yellow single-engine Aviat Husky suddenly zooms in from the right of the frame, flying low over the airliner and casting its shadow down the middle of the bigger plane before landing on the taxiway. Ford was supposed to have landed on a runway that runs parallel to the taxiway.

"Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?" Ford asks in previously released sound from the air traffic control tower. But for the airliner, the taxiway and runway are both wide open and apparently unmistakable. The video then shows the same landing from the back, giving more time to the approach of Ford's plane, but the flyover itself is barely visible. No reason has been given for why Ford made the mistake, and his publicist has not replied to requests for comment. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.

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