Harrison Ford won’t be punished over piloting incident
Los Angeles, April 5 (IANS) Hollywood actor Harrison Ford won’t face any penalties for mistakenly landing his plane on a US airport taxiway, media reports said.
Ford, 74, has been under investigation for the February incident at an airport in California, which saw the actor mistakenly land his single-engine Aviat Husky plane on a taxiway rather than a runway, passing over an American Airlines jet that was waiting to take off, the Guardian reported.
But according to his lawyer, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) would not fine Ford and the actor would retain his pilot’s licence without restriction.
“The FAA conducted a full investigation into the matter, including an interview with Ford, and determined that no administrative or enforcement action was warranted,” Stephen Hofer wrote in a statement.
“The agency acknowledged Ford’s long history of compliance with the Federal Aviation Regulations, and his cooperative attitude during the investigation,” Hofer added.
It’s not the first time the “Indiana Jones” star has had a bumpy landing. In 2015 he crash-landed on a golf course in Santa Monica, suffering a broken arm and minor head injuries.
In 1999, Ford crash-landed his helicopter during a training flightand in 2000, Ford was forced to make an emergency landing due to high winds.