2 Planes Almost Collided In Barcelona, And It Was Caught On Stunning High-Def Video


Pilots averted a catastrophic situation on Saturday when two planes nearly collided at Barcelona Airport.

The video shows an Utair Boeing 767-300 from Moscow on final approach to a runway just as an Aerolineas Argentineas Airbus A340-300 prepares to take off.

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The Utair pilots quickly abort the landing, pulling up and clearing the plane on the ground.

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The maneuver is risky because the plane has to unexpectedly re-enter the air, which is populated with other planes.

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The Utair pilots close the landing gear doors and circle around for another landing attempt.


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Meanwhile, other planes are taking off.

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Eventually, the Utair flight lands safely on its second attempt.

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A very scary close call.

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“Even if the aircraft did not come too close each other, such an incident could have had a much different outcome in case of bad weather and scarce visibility,” BI contributor and aviation expert David Cenciotti wrote about the incident. “Needless to say, in both military and civil aviation, failure to comply with the ‘hold short’ instruction by the Tower can be extremely dangerous, to say the least.”

Here’s the full video:


via Paul Thompson of Jalopnik/Flight Club



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