LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harrison 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 California airport last month.

An audio recording of Ford’s conversation about the Feb. 13 incident was released Friday by the Federal Aviation Administration.

The 74-year-old actor was supposed to land on a runway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, but he mistakenly landed on a taxiway.

As he descended, Ford’s single-engine plane flew low over an airline with 116 people aboard that was taking off.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.

Ford’s publicist didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Friday.

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Comments (2)
  1. Are the taxiways clearly marked? I don’t think anyone claims that Mr. Ford flew low over an airliner (note: not an “airline”) intentionally; these things are called accidents because they are not intentional acts. The question is really not why this specific incident occurred; it is whether Mr. Ford is having so many accidents that he should no longer pilot aircraft.