Harrison Ford pilots private plane, nearly collides with passenger plane

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According to the report, Ford, who had been instructed to land his plane on runway 20-L at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif., unintentionally aimed for a taxiway instead.

While this story is still now developing, we do know that Ford was aware of the plane underneath him, as he allegedly asked the air traffic controllers, "was that airliner meant to be underneath me?"

News first reported the incident.

The mixup could result in the actor losing his pilot license, the news agency reported. No one was injured, and the passenger plane departed safely after the incident.

Ford was informed, shortly after landing, that he had landed on the taxiway rather than the runway, a violation of Federal Aviation Administration safety rules.

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The FAA's investigation has yet to conclude, so the outcome of Ford's incident is still unknown. Instead, his single-engine Aviat Husky landed on a taxiway that sits parallel to the runway and flew above a Boeing 737 on the ground.

But it was just the latest in a series of mishaps for the actor, who has previously come to grief while flying his collection of vintage small planes.

He was piloting a small World War II era-plane when he crashed at a city golf course in Venice.

He also downed a helicopter in 1999 during a training session. He was inducted as a Living Legend of Aviation. John Wayne Airport officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

See more on NBC's Nightly News.

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