Harrison Ford escapes punishment for runway run-in

Actor Harrison Ford will not be penalised by the Federal Aviation Administration, after he narrowly missed a jetliner and mistakenly landed on a taxiway in southern California two months ago.

The incident happened at John Wayne Airport in Orange County and Lawyer Stephen Hofer said the FAA decided not to take any action except to recommend that Ford do some training.

He said the Actor, best known for roles in Star Wars and Indiana Jones, has already completed that training.


“Mr. Ford retains his pilot’s certificate without restriction,” Hofer said.

“In closing the matter, the agency acknowledged Mr.Ford’s long history of compliance with the federal aviation regulations and his cooperative attitude during the investigation.”

Hofer noted that Ford has held a pilot’s certificate for more than 20 years, has logged more than 5,000 hours in the air, and has never been the subject of an FAA administrative or enforcement action.

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