No Fine For Harrison Ford After Airplane Incident

The Star Wars actor is in the clear.


Earlier this year, Star Wars actor Harrison Ford broke protocol when he accidentally flew his plane directly over a commercial jetliner with more than 100 passengers on board. He landed his single-engine Husky on a taxiway at John Wayne Airport in southern California, instead of the runway. At the time, it was suggested that Ford could lose his pilot's license or be fined for the mistake.

But the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement this week that Ford won't face any kind of penalty, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Ford, 74, is an experienced pilot with thousands of hours in the sky. Check out the animated GIF embedded above to see how close Ford's plane came to the Boeing 737.

"This is a pretty big mistake. It would be almost like you and I entering the freeway the wrong way," a retired airline captain told CBS News. "This could have been very bad. If he had actually struck that aircraft, it would have been a major disaster."

The February event wasn't the first airplane incident that Ford has been involved in. In 2015, he was flying a World War II-era plane and the engine gave out. He crash-landed on a golf course and broke his arm.

Ford reprised one of his most famous roles, Han Solo, in 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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