Harrison Ford issues statement about runway incident

The actor and longtime aviation enthusiast was piloting a airplane at the Hawthorne Airport in Los Angeles on April 24, when he crossed a runway where by yet another plane was landing.

“Mr. Ford crossed the airport’s only runway in his plane soon after he misheard a radio instruction from ATC. He quickly acknowledged the slip-up and apologized to ATC for the mistake,” a representative for the actor instructed CNN in a assertion on Wednesday. “The objective of the flight was to manage forex and proficiency in the plane. No a person was hurt and there was in no way any risk of a collision.”

A spokesperson for the FAA instructed CNN the two plane have been around 3600 toes aside at the time.

“The FAA is investigating an incident in which the pilot of an Aviat Husky taxied throughout the runway at Hawthorne Municipal Airport Friday afternoon though yet another plane was performing a contact-and-go landing,” the FAA spokesperson said in an email assertion.

This is not the initial time that Ford has made headlines when it will come to his piloting. He mistakenly landed on a taxiway of a Santa Ana airport in 2017. Two several years prior, Ford was hospitalized soon after an plane he was flying had to make a pressured landing on a golf class. At the time, an investigator with the Nationwide Transportation Basic safety Board said that the plane’s motor had unsuccessful.

In 1999, Ford had to make a crisis landing in a California riverbed though flying in a helicopter.

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