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Harrison Ford lands his Husky on Taxiway?: AVweb

Discussion in 'Airport News, Talk & Discussion' started by Lord Leighton, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. Lord Leighton

    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    NBC: Harrison Ford Lands On Taxiway
    By Mary Grady | February 14, 2017
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    NBC News reported Tuesday that Harrison Ford mistakenly landed his Husky on a taxiway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, on Monday, after flying above an American Airlines 737 full of 110 passengers and 6 crew. The FAA told NBC that Ford was given correct landing instructions by ATC, and he read them back. But he then flew above the 737 and asked controllers, "Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?" The passenger plane, AA flight 1546, “managed to depart safely for Dallas just minutes after the incident,” NBC News reported.

    Ford was cleared to land on runway 20L, which NBC noted is a narrow runway, but instead he lined up on the parallel Taxiway C. The 737 was waiting for takeoff at the edge of 20L, but it's not clear how close Ford's Husky approached to the airliner. Ford’s representatives have made no comment in response to NBC's requests for more information, the network said. Ford was injured in a crash last March, when he landed his Ryan PT-22 on a Santa Monica golf course. The NTSB's final report blamed the engine failure on the main metering jet in the carburetor coming loose. Ford, 72, owns several aircraft and has been involved in several other incidents and accidents. In 1999, he made a hard landing on a riverbed, while flying a helicopter with an instructor. In 2000, Ford damaged a Beech Bonanza during a landing. Nobody was hurt in either incident.

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  2. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    Harrison Ford has been very good for General Aviation. He is also a nice guy and just loves to fly. I remember when he visited Long Island and he was ramped checked by the FAA. (all okay)

    Actually it is pretty easy to miss a 75 foot wide runway next to a parallel runway and taxiway. It is pretty close to the runway and just look away fro a moment and you can line up or drift into a taxiway easily.

    The FAA has to investigate and do something? So maybe it will be another situation where Senator Inhoff was violated when he landed his plane on a "closed" runway" .........!
     
  3. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    .....BTW maybe this will be a new movie...."Indiana Jones and the FAA of DOOM"......
     
  4. Lord Leighton

    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    :p
     
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    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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  6. Rotorruss

    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member IV

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    Yeah, it will be just like Inhofe. Spineless feds learned after the Hoover screw up. So much for runway incursions and enforcements. Could have killed or injured dozens.
     
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    Orca17 Hangar Bronze Member VI

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    Raiders of the Lost Taxiway.
     
  9. Lord Leighton

    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    Wookie mistake...

    "Hey Chewie- do you see the runway?"
     
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    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member IV

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    Laugh it up... Fuzzball!!!
     
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    John Krull Hangar Associate Member V

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    o_O:eek::oops: match your air speed to that rolling bolder down there, you're going TOO FAST!:(:confused::rolleyes:
     
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