Harrison Ford kept two foster dogs after crashing his plane in 2015 for his family's well-being - petsitterbank

Harrison Ford kept two foster dogs after crashing his plane in 2015 for his family’s well-being

Harrison Ford kept two foster dogs after 2015 plane crash because his family required emotional support: ‘We needed them more than they needed us’

Harrison Ford kept two foster dogs because his family ‘needed them’ for comfort after his horrifying 2015 plane crash.

The 79-year-old actor and his wife Calista Flockhart, 57, have fostered many pooches over the years.

And after the pilot was left with a broken pelvis and ankle when his aircraft suffered engine failure and made an emergency landing, they decided to keep their foster dogs as they had become like family during the difficult time.

Puppy love: Harrison Ford kept two foster dogs because his family ‘needed them’ for comfort after his horrifying 2015 plane crash; he is seen in 2020

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times that was conducted at their home with four pooches by her side, Flockhart said: ‘We kept them because we all needed them. And they needed us, or we needed them more than they needed us probably.’

The Indiana Jones star previously insisted the crash was not enough to put him off flying.

He said: ‘It was one time – and I didn’t crash, the plane crashed. I didn’t get right out of it, but I’m fine now, it took a while.’

When asked if the incident had put him off flying, he added: ‘No, it’s a big part of who I am.’

Speaking her mind: In an interview with the Los Angeles Times that was conducted at their home with four pooches by her side, Flockhart said: 'We kept them because we all needed them.  And they needed us, or we needed them more than they needed us probably'

Speaking her mind: In an interview with the Los Angeles Times that was conducted at their home with four pooches by her side, Flockhart said: ‘We kept them because we all needed them. And they needed us, or we needed them more than they needed us probably’

Back in the saddle: The Indiana Jones star previously insisted the crash was not enough to put him off flying

Back in the saddle: The Indiana Jones star previously insisted the crash was not enough to put him off flying

In 2020, Harrison was ordered to take a training course following an improper runway crossing in April of that year.

The actor was previously told to hold short of the runway at Hawthorne Airport in California because another aircraft was practicing touch-and-go landings there, but he still crossed and taxied to the other end after mishearing his instructions.

The actor alarmed the tower operator at the time of his mishap after they told him to ‘hold short’ on his landing because of ‘traffic on the runway.’

However, he accelerated onto the runway and began crossing, with the operator angrily saying the veteran pilot had ignored his instructions.

In hot water: In 2020, Harrison was ordered to take a training course following an improper runway crossing in April of that year;  he is seen flying in 2001

In hot water: In 2020, Harrison was ordered to take a training course following an improper runway crossing in April of that year; he is seen flying in 2001

Harrison profusely apologized and said he thought he was told he had been cleared to cross the runway.

Following an investigation into the incident by the Federal Aviation Administration, Ford had his name cleared of any wrongdoing on the basis that he agreed to take a special training course to help him brush up on his runway knowledge.

He was subsequently required to take a ‘remedial runway incursion training course,’ and when he successfully completed it, the FAA closed the book on his case with no additional action.

Working it out: Following an investigation into the incident by the Federal Aviation Administration, Ford had his name cleared of any wrongdoing on the basis that he agreed to take a special training course;  he is seen in 2010

Working it out: Following an investigation into the incident by the Federal Aviation Administration, Ford had his name cleared of any wrongdoing on the basis that he agreed to take a special training course; he is seen in 2010

There was no danger of the aircraft’s crashing because the other plane was 3,600 feet away from Harrison’s when it hit the runway and was up in the air again long before reaching the area where the actor was.

A spokesperson for the actor said at the time: ‘Mr. Ford crossed the airport’s only runway in his aircraft after he misheard a radio instruction from ATC.’

They added: ‘He immediately acknowledged the mistake and apologized to ATC for the error. The purpose of the flight was to maintain currency and proficiency of the aircraft.’

Explanation: A spokesperson for the actor said at the time: 'Mr.  Ford crossed the airport's only runway in his aircraft after he misheard a radio instruction from ATC';  he is seen with Flockhart in 2015

Explanation: A spokesperson for the actor said at the time: ‘Mr. Ford crossed the airport’s only runway in his aircraft after he misheard a radio instruction from ATC’; he is seen with Flockhart in 2015

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