Harrison Ford involved in near miss at John Wayne airport

Harrison Ford involved in near miss at John Wayne airport

Star Wars actor Harrison Ford has been involved in a near-miss with a commercial airliner while landing his Aviat Husky plane in California.

Ford had been advised to land on a specified runway at John Wayne airport in Orange Country.

However, approaching to land, he mistakenly landed on a parallel taxiway, according to reports from NBC and the TMZ website.

During the process he passed over a waiting American Airlines plane with 110 passengers and crew on board.

The American Airlines plane safely departed minutes later with no reports of injuries during the incident.

The Federal Aviation Authority confirmed that the pilot of the single-engine plane had been cleared to land on the runway.

Ford has so far issued no comment in the incident.