Harrison Ford Says “I’m the schmuck who landed on the taxiway,” Ford told an air traffic controller shortly after the near-miss on Feb. 13 at John Wayne Airport in Orange County.
In a phone call with an air traffic controller after the incident, Ford said he “got distracted by the airliner” and also mentioned “big turbulence” from another plane that was landing.
Ford told an air traffic controller he was distracted and concerned about turbulence from another aircraft when he mistakenly landed his small plane on a taxiway at a Southern California airport in Feb. 2017.
Recordings of Ford’s conversations with air traffic controllers were released Friday by the Federal Aviation Administration.
FILE – In this December 10, 2015 file photo, Harrison Ford greets fans during a Star Wars fan event in Sydney, Australia.
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Harrison Ford Says ‘I’m the Schmuck Who Landed on the Taxiway’
Harrison Ford ‘I’m the Schmuck Who Landed on the Taxiway’EXCLUSIVEHarrison Ford told the tower at John Wayne Airport, “I’m the schmuck who landed on the taxiway.”
Harrison Ford landed his single engine plane on the taxiway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County last month, buzzing an American Airlines 737 also on the taxiway on his way down.
The audio above is Ford on his cellphone with the tower immediately after he lands on the taxiway and the audio below is the radio communication between Ford and the Tower during his plane landing.
TMZ has obtained communications between Ford and the tower.
Ford explain why he was confused … a combination of encountering turbulence from an Air Bus and getting distracted by a jet that was on the runway.
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