Wednesday 14 November 2018

WATCH: Terrifying near-miss could have been worst plane accident in history

Footage has emerged of a plane narrowly escaping disaster by swerving away from four other planes with "only a few feet of separation" in San Francisco Airport.

This terrifying near-miss could have been one of the worst plane accidents in history, according to experts.

The footage shows Air Canada flight 759 approaching San Francisco Airport to land; however, the pilot mistakenly lines up for Taxiway C, where four other planes are sitting.

The pilot manages to dodge the other planes by only a few feet of separation.

The close encounter happened shortly before midnight on July 7th, 2017. None of the 140 people on-board the Air Canada Airbus A320 were injured.

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