Harrison Ford laughs off his near miss plane landing

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From Digital Spy

Despite his recent close call with an airliner, it seems that Harrison Ford is in good spirits about that whole plane-landing incident.

The Han Solo actor poked fun at himself while appearing at the Star Wars Celebration event yesterday (April 13), after host Warwick Davis raised the topic.

"I can't believe we managed to keep it a secret considering you landed your plane on [highway] I-4," Davis quipped on the panel.

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"Yeah, but it was a good landing!" Ford joked.

The incident happened in early February when the movie legend mistakenly landed his plane on the taxiway rather than the runway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California.

He also flew directly over the top of an American Airlines plane carrying 110 passengers in a possible violation of US aviation rules, though it was later confirmed that he would get to keep his pilot's licence, with no further action.

Laughing it off at the Star Wars event, Davis then asked how Star Wars had impacted his life, with the movie legend answering: "Oh, it's made no difference whatsoever."

Later in the panel George Lucas also got involved, teasing that he cast Ford as Solo because of his skills as a pilot.

"Flying? Yeah," Ford replied. "Landing? No."

Star Wars Celebration is marking the franchise's 40th anniversary this weekend, and things kicked off with a photo of Ford with co-star Mark Hamill, George Lucas, producer Kathleen Kennedy and Billie Lourd, the daughter of the late Carrie Fisher.

There has already been a touching tribute to the Princess Leia star, and anticipation is building up for the first trailer for Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, which is set to drop later today.

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