Harrison Ford piloted plane that wrongly crossed runway

The United States' Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating an incident in which actor Harrison Ford was piloting a small plane that wrongly crossed a runway where another aircraft was landing, USA media reported late on Wednesday citing an FAA statement.

The planes had come within 1,100 meters of each other at the Hawthorne airport in Los Angeles last Friday.

"Ford crossed the airport's only runway in his aircraft after he misheard a radio instruction from ATC".

Ford's statement said the objective of his flight was "to maintain currency and proficiency in the aircraft".

A spokeswoman for the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" star, 77, said "no one was injured and there was never any danger of a collision".

The org said Ford was piloting a light aircraft that crossed a runway where another aircraft was landing, though the planes were abut 3,600ft apart and there was no danger of a crash.

"I'm the schmuck who landed on the taxiway", Ford told the tower after touching down.

Ford apologized, "Excuse me, sir, I thought exactly the opposite". The FAA conducted a full investigation into the matter, including an interview with Mr. Ford, and determined that no administrative or enforcement action was warranted.

TMZ claims an official for the Federal Aviation Administration said the incident is now under investigation. Han Solo's iconic line didn't quite apply Friday when Harrison Ford flirted with disaster on a Southern California runway, the Daily News reports.

According to the outlet, Ford was in the middle of getting his license updated so that he can participate in relief efforts.

The Husky was piloted by Ford.

In March 2015, he was injured when his World War II-era trainer crashed on a Los Angeles golf course.

Five years ago, Harrison broke his pelvis and ankle when his aircraft suffered engine failure and made an emergency landing, but he later insisted it wouldn't put him off flying.

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