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Jets Nearly Collide on Barcelona Airport Tarmac (Video)

By    |   Monday, 07 Jul 2014 01:36 PM

Two passenger jets nearly collided at an airport in Barcelona, Spain, on Saturday, and an amateur aviation enthusiast caught it all on video.

The Associated Press reported Monday that the near-miss is now the subject of an investigation by Spanish airport authority AENA, which has thus far declined to provide much detail about what led to the confusion. They did confirm that no one was hurt, however.

The incident transpired at the El Prat airport when an Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus 340 taxied onto the runway, preparing for its takeoff toward Buenos Aires. At the same time, an aircraft belonging to Russian airline Utair was making its decent toward the runway.

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Upon learning via sight or radio that the Airbus was just underneath, the Russian plane, described as a Boeing 767, was forced to abort its landing. It made a sharp pull back, banking upward toward the sky, avoiding the potential disaster.

The video of the incident was captured by Miguel Angel, according to the Daily Mail. Since being uploaded to YouTube, it has been viewed nearly 5 million times.

He said witnessing the gut-wrenching episode was "one of the worst experiences I have ever had."

He reported that after the runway was cleared the Russian plane was able to circle back and make its scheduled landing.




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