Harrison Ford called himself a ''schmuck'' after almost crashing his plane last month.

The 47-year-old actor was flying his private plane into John Wayne Airport near Orange County in early February when he reportedly flew close to a taxiing American Airlines flight, which was carrying 110 passengers, as he came into land.

In new audio footage obtained by TMZ.com, the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' actor can be heard telling the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) the reason behind his close call.

He said in the clip: ''[I'm] the schmuck that landed on the taxiway. I was distracted by the airliner which was in movement when I turned to the runway and also the big turbulence from the landing.''

At the time of the incident, the FAA released a statement saying Harrison had been cleared to land on ''Runway 20L'', but had instead attempted to land on the taxiway ''that runs parallel'' to his approved landing strip.

The statement read: ''Air traffic controllers cleared the pilot of a single-engine Aviat Husky to land on Runway 20L at John Wayne Airport Monday afternoon.

''The pilot correctly read back the clearance. The pilot then landed on a taxiway that runs parallel to the runway, overflying a Boeing 737 that was holding short of the runway.''

No one was injured in the close call but the FAA are currently investigating this incident.

It is not the first plane incident the 'Blade Runner' actor - who has many years of flying experience - has been involved in as of late.

In March 2015, Harrison was flying his two-seater vintage World War II training plane when he was forced to land it on Penmar Golf Course in Venice, Los Angeles after the plane suffered engine failure.

At the time, it was revealed Harrison performed a ''textbook emergency landing'', which saved his life.