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Video shows Harrison Ford's plane mistakenly fly over jet

Associated Press logo Associated Press 2/22/2017
FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2016 file photo, Harrison Ford arrives at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Newly released video shows a plane piloted by Ford mistakenly flying low over an airliner that was taxiing at a Southern California airport. The 45 seconds of video released Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, shows the 74-year-old "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" star's potentially serious mishap at John Wayne Airport in Orange County. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2016 file photo, Harrison Ford arrives at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Newly released video shows a plane piloted by Ford mistakenly flying low over an airliner that was taxiing at a Southern California airport. The 45 seconds of video released Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, shows the 74-year-old "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" star's potentially serious mishap at John Wayne Airport in Orange County. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Newly released video shows a small plane piloted by Harrison Ford flying low over an airliner with 116 people aboard moments before he mistakenly landed on a taxiway at a Southern California airport.

In this Feb. 13, 2017 image from video provided by John Wayne Airport, actor Harrison Ford piloting an Aviat Husky, yellow plane at center, passes low over an airliner, bottom right, before he mistakenly landed on a taxiway at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, Calif. (John Wayne Airport via AP) © The Associated Press In this Feb. 13, 2017 image from video provided by John Wayne Airport, actor Harrison Ford piloting an Aviat Husky, yellow plane at center, passes low over an airliner, bottom right, before he mistakenly landed on a taxiway at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, Calif. (John Wayne Airport via AP)
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Authorities have not said how much distance separated the two planes, but Ford's aircraft came close enough that its shadow distinctly passed over the jet last week at John Wayne Airport in Orange County.

The 74-year-old actor was told to land his single-engine plane on Runway 20L, but he instead landed on a parallel taxiway on Feb. 13.

The video released Tuesday shows the incident from different angles.

In one, Ford's Aviat Husky plane is seen from behind as it descends toward the airfield where an American Airlines Boeing 737 is slowly taxiing. The sky beyond the airport is bright white and the flyover is barely visible.

Another angle shows Ford's plane emerge from the right side of the frame, flying low over the airliner and casting its shadow across the fuselage of the bigger plane before landing on the taxiway a few seconds later.

"Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?" Ford was heard saying on an air traffic control recording, according to NBC.

No reason has been given for why Ford made the mistake, and his publicist has not replied to requests for comment.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

American Airlines Flight 1456, with 110 passengers and six crew members aboard, departed safely for Dallas a few minutes later.

Ford collects vintage planes and has a long and good record as an aviator.

But he has had several close calls and a serious accident in March 2015 when he was injured in his World War II-era trainer. It crashed on a Los Angeles golf course after engine failure.

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This story has been corrected to show that 116 people were aboard the airliner, not 110.

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