Scoop: Harrison Ford under investigation after flight mishap

The Federal Aviation Administration is checking into whether Harrison Ford should be flying these days.

The actor and vintage plane buff wasn’t displaying Han Solo flying skills on Monday, when his single-engine Husky almost crashed into a Boeing 737.

Harrison, 74, who was in a serious plane crash in 2015 in Santa Monica, was instructed by air controllers to land on runway 20-L at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, NBC News reported Tuesday.

However, the actor instead aimed for a taxiway, closely passing over an American Airlines 737 with more than 100 passengers and a six-person crew.

He even asked officials, “Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?”

The American flight was able to depart for Dallas just minutes after the incident.

The FAA has begun an investigation which could result in anything from a warning, to Ford — whose reps did not comment on the incident — losing his license.

The actor, who started flying at 52 (and has amassed an notable collection of planes) isn’t the only star with a pilot’s license. Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie, Gisele Bundchen and Hilary Swank also are fond of flying.


Playboy is publishing nude photos again, in its upcoming March-April issue that has an interview with Scarlett Johansson.

Apparently, there are no naked photos of Scar Jo inside (we probably would have heard about that!), but the cover has a shot of model Elizabeth Elam, with a bit of boob showing under the headline “Naked is normal.”

In 2015, Playboy Enterprises announced the magazine would no longer feature nudity (Pamela Anderson posed for what would have been the final nude cover), but earlier this week, Cooper Hefner (son of founder Hugh Hefner), said, “I’ll be the first to admit that the way in which the magazine portrayed nudity was dated, but removing it entirely was a mistake.”

Meanwhile, Johansson, 32, shares thoughts on marriage and monogamy in an interview with Amanda Petrusich.

The actress said, “I think the idea of marriage is very romantic … It’s something I have a lot of respect for and have participated in, but I think it definitely goes against some instinct to look beyond.”

She also said being on social media is not in her nature, adding that she “never got on that bandwagon.”

Once married to Ryan Reynolds, she’s living separately from her second husband Romain Dauriac, father of her 2-year-old daughter, Rose.


Oakland A Mark Canha is 28. … Guitarist Gary Clark Jr. is 33. … Singer Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes is 37. … Cartoonist Matt Groening is 63 … Actress Lynn Whitfield is 64. …. Actress Jane Seymour is 66. … Songwriter Brian Holland is 76.

— Staff, wire reports

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