New footage shows Harrison Ford's near miss in plane scare

Actor Harrison Ford, the daring space pilot of Star Wars fame, will get to keep flying airplanes in real life after federal officials closed a probe of his latest aviation mishap near Los Angeles without fines or other discipline.VIDEO: REUTERS
Newly released footage showed Harrison Ford, seen in this 2001 photo, mistakenly flying his plane low over an airplane.
Newly released footage showed Harrison Ford, seen in this 2001 photo, mistakenly flying his plane low over an airplane. PHOTO: AFP/GETTY IMAGES

A newly released footage by a Californian airport on Tuesday (Feb 21) shows Hollywood star Harrison Ford flying his plane mistakenly low over an airplane.

The American Airlines 737 is seen moving forward slowly, when Ford's yellow Aviat Husky descends over the plane.

The 74-year-old actor landed his plane on a taxiway instead of a runway at John Wayne airport in Orange County last week.

"Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?" Ford was heard asking on air traffic control recordings.

Thankfully, the plane which had 110 passengers and six crew members aboard departed safely for Dallas a few minutes later, reported NBC.

A seasoned pilot and vintage plane collector, Ford was involved in another flying incident two years ago, when he crash-landed a World War II plane on a Santa Monica golf course.

He suffered a broken arm and minor head injuries.