Harrison Ford Catches a Break in FAA Investigation

Apr 4, 2017  •  Post A Comment

Actor Harrison Ford will be allowed to keep his pilot’s license after the Federal Aviation Administration concluded that no adminstrative or enforcement action was warranted follwing its inquiry into a close call in February.

Reuters reports that Ford will not be fined, nor will he face any other disciplinary measures.

“Ford, 74, came under investigation after he mistakenly flew his single-engine private plane over an American Airlines passenger jet and landed on a taxiway, rather than a runway, on Feb. 13 at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana,” Reuters notes.

Ford’s lawyer Stephen Hofer released a statement in which he said: “Mr. Ford retains his pilot’s certificate without restriction.” Hofer also noted that the FAA cited Ford’s “long history of compliance” with FAA regulations and “his cooperative attitude during the investigation.”

Reuters adds: “Although Ford incurred no penalty, he agreed to undergo voluntary ‘airman counseling’ before the FAA closed the matter, his lawyer said. It was Ford’s second known misadventure in the more than 20 years since becoming a licensed pilot.”

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