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Plane Incident Sparks FAA Investigation With Harrison Ford

15 February 2017

Harrison Ford almost flew his private plane into a passenger jet at a California airport on Monday, according to NBC News.

On Monday, actor Harrison Ford was reportedly involved in a high-risk incident while flying his private plane, according to NBC News. His plane then passed above an American Airlines 737 loaded with 110 passengers and a six-person crew.

Air traffic control recordings reportedly captured Ford saying: "was that airliner meant to be underneath me?"

The FAA told The News that the pilot of the single-engine plane had correctly read back instructions from air traffic controllers before the mishap.

The FAA's investigation has yet to conclude, so the outcome of Ford's incident is still unknown.

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American Airlines flight 1546 had just been cleared for takeoff minutes prior to Ford's plane passing above the aircraft. Ford, who collects vintage planes, suffered minor injuries two years ago when he crashed a plane on a California golf course after its engine failed.

The actor crash-landed a helicopter in Ventura County during a lesson in 1999, NBC News reported. And in 2000, his Beechcraft Bonanza slightly scraped the runway during an emergency landing at Nebraska's Lincoln Municipal Airport. NBC noted he's even been inducted as a Living Legend of Aviation.

The FAA did not immediately respond to Variety's request for comment.

But Ford has had his good moments as a pilot, too.

See more on NBC's Nightly News.