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Nerve-wracking near miss: 2 planes almost collide at Barcelona Airport (VIDEO)

Published time: July 07, 2014 06:11
Screenshot from youtube video by Barcelona-El Prat In'tl

Screenshot from youtube video by Barcelona-El Prat In'tl

Two planes came within a hair’s breadth of a catastrophic collision on the runway of Barcelona Airport on Sunday, the moment being caught on HD film.

The footage shows a Boeing 767 from Russian airline UTair making its final approach as it prepares to land. But as the plane is about to touch down an Aerolineas Argentineas Airbus A340 taxis across its path, forcing the Russian pilot to pull off a risky, emergency maneuver and pull up.

The UTair plane stows its landing equipment and performs a ‘go around’ before landing safely.

Screenshot from youtube video by Barcelona-El Prat In'tl

The heart-stopping moment was caught on camera by budding plane enthusiast Miguel Angel, who described it as “one of the worst experiences I have ever had.” He uploaded the video to YouTube, where it subsequently went viral, racking up over 1 million hits since Saturday.

Screenshot from youtube video by Barcelona-El Prat In'tl

The Spanish public body that administers most of the airports in Spain, Spanish Airports and Air Navigation (AENA), released a statement in response to the media frenzy triggered by the video.

It says there was never any danger of a collision as there was sufficient space to carry out a landing between the two planes, reports Spanish publication El Mundo.

Comments (55)


mergon 08.07.2014 09:50

The Spanish are good at that kind of thing ,the last time something like happened was when they put 2 planes on the same runway at the same time problem was there was big loss of life , then they have the cheek to just wave it on
like there was no problem , someone needs to check if it was seiesta time !


conservative one 08.07.2014 00:16

I bet that Russian pilot was using words he couldn't say in church. lol He was cool, though, and he's landing was pure art.


Alvaro Aster Loureiro 08.07.2014 00:13

and by the way,whats with all these desperate people begging for business?? reminds me of soho in the eighties

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