Harrison Ford Is No ‘Han Solo’ When It Comes to Flying Private Planes: Harrowing New Footage Shows Near Disaster

News came in this past Monday about actor Harrison Ford nearly crashing his plane into a jet at the John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California:

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According to reports, the actor-turned-pilot was flying a yellow, single-engine Aviat Husky when he came dangerously close to clipping an American Airlines 737 leaving the taxiway, which was carrying 110 souls and six crew members.

However, there was no footage of the close call released … until now.

New footage reveals the 74-year-old Han Solo actor flying what appears to be mere feet above the American Airlines aircraft:

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In the wake of Ford’s near-crash, he radioed into the air traffic control tower, where he asked:

“Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?”

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The answer to that is — no.

Ford apparently flew into the taxiway instead of the runway, which is located parallel to his landing spot seen in the video.

The FAA has since stated that controllers spoke with Ford and told him where to land, which he allegedly confirmed despite landing in the wrong area.

This is by no means Ford’s first close call.

In 2015, the actor found himself hospitalized after he crashed his vintage World War II-era plane into a golf course near the Santa Monica Airport:

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Ford was listed in critical condition after that accident.

It was later reported that Ford was not at fault and that an issue with the carburetor had caused engine failure.

The circumstances in this case, however, seem to be different.

The FAA has since launched an investigation into the matter, and if Ford is deemed solely at fault, he could potentially have his pilot’s license suspended.

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