Harrison Ford called himself a ‘schmuck’ after plane incident
Harrison Ford is heard calling himself a “schmuck” in an audio recording released on Friday of his exchange with an air traffic controller following a February incident in which the actor landed his private plane on a taxiway instead of a runway.
“Yeah, hi, its Husky Eight-Niner Hotel Uniform,” Ford is heard saying on the recording, using the phonetic pronunciation of his aviation call sign. “I’m the schmuck that landed on the taxiway.”
The star of “Star Wars” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark” then goes on to explain that he landed in the wrong place because he was distracted by two jets.
On the audio tape, released by the Federal Aviation Administration, the air traffic controller asks for Ford’s name and pilot’s license, assuring the film star that the mishap is “no big deal.”