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A Piloting Close Call For Han Solo

He had a rough ride in the movies aboard Air Force One, and was forever patching up the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars, but that was nothing for actor Harrison Ford.

Ford was at the controls of a real-life small plane that clipped the runway in Lincoln, Nebraska, Sunday night.

"He was landing at Lincoln and the possibility of a wind gust blew the aircraft off the runway," the FAA's Ed Washington in Kansas City told CBS Radio News. "It ended up on the grass and went back on the runway."

Ford was piloting a six-seat Beach Bonanza when he encountered the shear at Lincoln Municipal Airport about 5:40 p.m. CDT. The actor and an unidentified passenger were unhurt.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration the craft was bound for Lincoln from Fort Wayne, Ind., when Ford encountered the wind shift.

Ford was to stay in Lincoln Sunday night, but could not immediately be reached. A call to his spokeswoman in Los Angeles rang unanswered Sunday.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer star in the summer thriller What Lies Beneath.

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