Friday 31 October 2014

Planes almost collide in dramatic runway near-miss at Barcelona airport

This is the terrifying moment two passenger jets came seconds from crashing into each other at Barcelona airport

Published 07/07/2014 | 15:17

The heart-stopping moment two passenger planes avoided a catastrophic collision was caught on camera on Saturday.

Footage shows a Boeing 767 from the Russian airline UTair coming in to land on a runway at Barcelona's El Prat Airport. But with the plane just feet from touching down, an Aerolineas Argentineas Airbus A340 slowly taxis across the runway, forcing the still-airborne pilot to respond to the emergency by pulling back into the air.

The quick-thinking pilot of the UTair jet landed the plane safely after circling around.

Plane enthusiast Miguel Angel caught the moment on film, describing it as "one of the worst experiences I have ever had".

The video has received over one million views since it was uploaded on Saturday.

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