Ford, 74, was told to land on runway 20-L at John Wayne Airport near Los Angeles, NBC News reports, but inadvertently headed toward a runway. His plane passed over the top of an American Airlines 737 loaded with 110 passengers and a six-person crew. Ford said shortly after the incident, recorded by John Wayne Airport Air Traffic Control.
Ford was in a plane crash in March of 2015, which was caused by a loose engine part, according to an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.
The passenger plane departed safely minutes after the incident.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor couldn't confirm that Ford was the pilot of the single-engine Husky, but he says the pilot received and read back the proper landing instructions. The incident is under investigation, which could lead to a warning letter or even a suspension of Ford's pilot's licence.
In 2015 he suffered a broken arm and minor head injuries when he was forced to make an emergency landing on a Santa Monica golf course in a World War II-era airplane.
Air traffic controllers informed Ford that he had landed on a taxiway rather than the runway.
That 737 is reported to have taken off without incident, according to NBC News. The actor also crash-landed a helicopter in 1999 amid a flight lesson in Ventura County, California.
A longtime pilot, Ford is listed among the "Living Legends of Aviation" on Wikipedia. The FAA did not immediately respond to Variety's request for comment.