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Ford, 74, was captured on air traffic control recordings asking, "Was that airliner meant to be underneath me? Landing on a taxiway is a violation of Federal Aviation Administration safety rules.
The FAA told NBC News that controllers gave Ford the proper landing instructions and that he read single passenger plane back. The incident has prompted an FAA investigation — which could result in anything from a simple warning letter to a suspension of Ford's pilot's single passenger plane.
Ford has been involved in a series of crashes and near-misses while flying aircraft. In he crash-landed a World War II-era airplane on a Santa Monica golf course after the engine failed, suffering a broken arm and minor head injuries.
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He also crash-landed a helicopter in during a flight lesson in Ventura County, California. And inFord's six-seater Beechcraft Bonanza scraped the runway during an emergency landing at Nebraska's Lincoln Municipal Airport.
But Ford is revered as an excellent pilot in aviation circles. He was inducted as a Living Legend of Aviation.
A witness to Ford's Santa Monica crash told NBC News that Ford "saved several lives" by rerouting his crash landing to the Penmar Golf Course to avoid a tract of suburban homes. NBC News reached out to Ford's representatives for comment, but did not immediately receive a reply.
See more on NBC's Nightly News.