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Harrison Ford Near-Miss Video Shows Him Landing Over 737

By    |   Thursday, 23 Feb 2017 12:04 PM

A video of Harrison Ford landing his light plane at a California airport showed him "less than 100 feet" directly above an American Airlines jet carrying more than 100 passengers. The scary clip has been seen more than 675,000 times on YouTube.

The video, posted by The Associated Press on Tuesday, showed Ford's Avit Husky flying closely over the Boeing 737 on Feb. 13 at John Wayne Airport in Orange County.

The crash-prone Ford landed in error on a taxiway instead of the runway he had been cleared to land on. The airliner had 110 people on board and the incident is under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration.

In previously released sound from the air traffic control tower, per KNBC-TV, the "Indiana Jones" and "Star Wars" star asked after the incident: "Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?"

"I estimate that he missed the aircraft by less than 100 feet," Ross Aimer, the chief executive of Aero Consulting Experts, told People magazine.

"The highest point of that American Airlines 737 is about 41 feet from the ground and it looked like he was maybe twice as high as that point, so roughly around 80 or 85 feet."

The Daily Mail said Ford was back in the air on Wednesday, behind the controls of a Bell 206 helicopter in Los Angeles, with a copilot along.

Ford, 74, has been involved in a number of crashes and near-crashes connected with his flying hobby over the years, said NBC News.

He crash-landed a World War II-era airplane on a golf course in Santa Monica in 2015 after the engine failed. He crash-landed a helicopter in Ventura County during a flight lesson in 1999.

The next year, while making an emergency landing at the Lincoln Municipal Airport in Nebraska, Ford's six-seat Beechcraft Bonanza scraped the runway.

The 2015 accident kept the actor in the hospital for weeks, noted People. He reportedly suffered a broken pelvis.

Ford broke his left leg while filming "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in London in 2014, forcing him to be hospitalized in the middle of the movie's production, said The Guardian.

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A video of Harrison Ford landing his light plane at a California airport showed him "less than 100 feet" directly above an American Airlines jet carrying more than 100 passengers. The scary clip has been seen more than 675,000 times on YouTube.
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