Harrison Ford Involved in 'Potentially Serious' Passenger Plane Incident

Harrison Ford is an accomplished pilot, but he had a close call at John Wayne Airport in California on Monday.

Ford can be heard asking on air traffic control recordings, "Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?"

Though Ford, 74, was instructed to land on runway 20-L at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif., he apparently made a mistake and aimed for a taxiway landing.

But it was just the latest in a series of mishaps for the actor, who has previously come to grief while flying his collection of vintage small planes. No one was injured, and the passenger plane departed safely after the incident.

Landing on a taxiway is a violation of Federal Aviation Administration safety rules. "The FAA is investigating this incident", the FAA said in a statement to Variety. In 2015, he suffered a broken pelvis, ankle, and sustained minor head injuries after he was forced to crash land his vintage airplane on a golf course in Santa Monica.

NBC-TV says actor Harrison Ford had a potentially serious run-in with an airliner at a Southern California airport. However, for now, it has been confirmed that Ford is safe, and unharmed, which is definitely good news.

Ford crashed a World War II era plane on a golf course in Los Angeles in 2015 after suffering engine problems.

Air traffic controllers informed Ford that he had landed on a taxiway rather than the runway.

He also crash-landed a helicopter in 1999 and his Beechcraft Bonanza scraped the runway during an emergency landing at Nebraska's Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2000.

NBC News reached out to Ford's representatives for comment, but did not immediately receive a formal response.

A longtime pilot, Ford is listed among the "Living Legends of Aviation" on Wikipedia.