How many? Well so far, two airplanes and a helicopter.
For being the ace pilot of the Millenium Falcon, Harrison Ford sure has a nasty habit of crashing airplanes and somehow getting away with it scot-free.
The Indiana Jones and Star Wars actor has had a passion for aviation since receiving his pilot’s license at 52, but it hasn’t been exactly smooth flying for the star either.
In 1999, Ford crash-landed a helicopter in a dry river bed in California. Though he and his instructor were left unscathed the chopper was seriously damaged. A year later Ford also scrapped the runway with his Beechcraft Bonanza while conducting an emergency landing at Nebraska’s Lincoln Municipal Airport.
In 2015, the actor suffered another high-profile accident when he experienced engine failure while piloting a World War II-era fighter plane. This time, Ford crashed his plane into a golf course in Los Angeles. Ford received a broken arm and head injuries from the impact as well as surprised stares from onlookers who pulled the star from the wreckage.
Though a hairy situation, Ford received praise for putting the bird down in an open space, something especially hard to do in densely populated Los Angeles.
Ford hasn’t had any crashes since but continues to have his share of mishaps though.
In 2017, he narrowly avoided a mid-air collision when he took off directly above a Boeing 737 with 110 passengers on board.
The actor, then 74, called himself a “schmuck” for his mistake. In response, the FAA ordered Ford to receive more flight training.
Last but not least, Ford had another incident in 2020. Ford misheard instructions from an air traffic controller and crossed down the wrong runway while a jetliner was taking off 3,600 feet to his east. Though neither aircraft were in immediate danger, the actor is currently being investigated once again by the FAA.
Most airlines require pilots to retire at 65, but at 77 Ford may be nearing his time to hang up the wings for good.