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Harrison Ford has been cleared in an investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration for an incident that occurred April 2.
The probe began after the actor and well-known aviation enthusiast crossed a runway in his small plane where another aircraft was departing at the Hawthorne Airport in Los Angeles. There was no danger of a crash.
Ford’s Aviat A-1C Husky crossed the western end of the runway while another aircraft was taking off approximately 3,600 feet to the east.
“The FAA has closed the case involving the pilot who crossed a Hawthorne Municipal Airport runway without authorization on April 24, 2020. The FAA required the pilot to take a remedial runway incursion training course. When the pilot successfully completed the course, the FAA closed the case with no additional action,” the FAA said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
At the time of the incident, a rep for the actor said Ford misheard radio instructions from the tower. “He immediately acknowledged the mistake and apologized to [air traffic control] for the error,” Ford’s rep said. “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.”
Ford has made a few headlines through the years due to aviation incidents, including in 2015 when he was hospitalized after he had to make an emergency landing on a SoCal golf course due to engine failure.
Then in 2017, Ford mistakenly landed his plane at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, flying directly over an American Airlines Boeing 737. The FAA investigated but issued no penalties over the incident.
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