DC Trawler

Indiana Jones And The Series Of Aeronautical Mishaps

Who doesn’t like Harrison Ford? Nobody doesn’t like Harrison Ford, that’s who. From 8 to 80, everybody wants the guy around for years to come, appearing in movies and making people say, “I sure do like that Harrison Ford.” But apparently he doesn’t want that, considering he can’t cool it with his whole “Hey, let’s crash this airplane” bit.

Tom Costello and Mary Emily O’Hara, NBC Nightly News:

Actor Harrison Ford was involved in a potentially serious incident Monday in California as he was piloting his private plane, a single-engine Husky, NBC News has learned.

Ford, an experienced pilot who collects vintage planes, had been instructed to land on runway 20-L at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, but mistakenly aimed for a taxiway, instead. His plane passed over the top of an American Airlines 737 carrying 110 passengers and a six-person crew.

Nobody was hurt, but it was an FAA violation and they’re now investigating. And this is his fourth such incident over the past couple of decades.

How about staying on the ground, Grandpa Harrison? Flying is fun, but let’s face it, you’re no spring chicken. You’re starting to forget things, like where you were just told to land the airplane you’re piloting. You’ve got plenty of money, just hire somebody to fly your plane who isn’t going to crash it into anything. We won’t think any less of you.

We just don’t want you to end up like poor dead Han Solo! Whoops, spoilers.