Harrison Ford has near miss with passenger plane


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/02/14/harrison-ford-has-near-miss-wi.html


#2

Will someone Finally recognize that Chewbacca was more than a pretty face inside the Falcon?!?!


#3

#4

All available evidence suggests that Ford is better at flying than landing.


ETA: I forgot about Six Days, Seven Nights. I’m starting to suspect he’s pulling some kind of insurance scam or something.


#5

http://i.imgur.com/Zmf6f.jpg


#6

They probably didn’t have wookies in mind when they designed his plane.


#7

Man. And I thought having to take grandpas car keys would be awkward…


#8

“Come and get 'em, sonny boy…”


#9

Pretty much what i was thinking. Come on Ford, give up the damn keys.


#10

“Near miss” is a bit ambiguous, but this one is pushing it. :smiley:


#11

This is an example of where “nearly miss” means the same thing as “nearly hit,” and the opposite of “almost missed.” Welcome to English.


#12

Han nearly shot second.


#13

I’m quite aware of this ambiguity in “near miss”, which is why I noted that.

The problem is, I can’t say I’ve ever heard or read anyone say “I nearly missed that” while meaning that they actually did miss it.


#14

Also, rules aside, just a bad idea in general.


#15

Most accidents aren’t from one bad decision or mistake – they are the culmination of several bad ones. The first n-1 decisions might not kill you, but the nth is always there waiting.


#16

Hey now! Any landing you can walk away from…


#17

Exactly. People say they nearly missed something when they intended to hit it and nearly didn’t.


#18

“Missed it by that much” wouldn’t fit in the headline.


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#20

[quote=“jlw, post:1, topic:95082”]Ford, 74, was captured on air traffic control recordings asking, “Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?” Air traffic controllers then informed Ford that he had landed on a taxiway rather than the runway.
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After they told him not to deviate from his present course, they granted him permission to land on Platform 327.