Actor Harrison Ford and longtime aviation enthusiast is facing a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) investigation after his plane crossed the runway where another aircraft is scheduled to land, said CNN.
The incident happened on April 24, Ford was piloting a plane at the Hawthorne Airport in Los Angeles, and crossed the runway as another aircraft was about to land.
“The FAA is investigating an incident in which the pilot of an Aviat Husky taxied across the runway at Hawthorne Municipal Airport Friday afternoon while another aircraft was performing a touch-and-go landing,” the FAA spokesperson said in an email statement.
Ford through a representative told CNN that, “Mr. Ford crossed the airport’s only runway in his aircraft after he misheard a radio instruction from Air Traffic Control (ATC). He immediately acknowledged the mistake and apologized to ATC for the error.”
“The purpose of the flight was to maintain currency and proficiency in the aircraft. No one was injured and there was never any danger of a collision” he added.
A spokesperson for the FAA told CNN the two aircraft were approximately 3600 feet apart at the time.
In 2017, he mistakenly landed on a taxiway of a Santa Ana airport in 2017.
In 2015, Ford was hospitalized after an aircraft he was flying had to make a forced landing on a golf course. An investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board said that incident was caused by engine failure.