But when the actor instead maneuvered toward a taxiway, his plane flew over an American Airlines departing flight with 110 passengers on board and a six-person crew.
Los Angeles firefighters are seen near a plane that was piloted by Harrison Ford when it crashed at a golf course in Venice on Thursday, March 6, 2015.
Star Wars actor Harrison Ford is under investigation by aviation authorities after he was involved in a "potentially serious" incident while flying his private plane, according to reports. In a statement, the FAA told NBC News controllers gave Ford proper landing instructions, and that he read them back to officials.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating an incident involving Harrison Ford which took place Monday at John Wayne Airport in Orange County when the actor landed on the wrong runway near a full passenger plane. The incident is under investigation, which could lead to a warning letter or even a suspension of Ford's pilot's licence.
The passenger plane reportedly departed safely minutes later.
An air traffic control recording captured Ford asking "Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?"
In 2015, Ford crashed his World War II-era plane on a Santa Monica golf course after the engine failed.
According to the FAA, Air traffic controllers cleared the pilot of a single-engine Aviat Husky to land on Runway 20L at John Wayne Airport Monday afternoon.
NBC News reached out to Ford's representatives for comment, but did not immediately receive a formal response.