Video Shows Planes Nearly Colliding On Runway At Barcelona Airport

 @ismati.mangla@ibtimes.com on July 07 2014 3:13 PM
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Two passenger jets nearly collided at Barcelona's El Prat International Airport Saturday. Miguel Angel

It was just short of disaster: Two passenger jets nearly collided at Barcelona's El Prat Airport in a heart-stopping moment caught on video by plane enthusiast Miguel Angel. 

The video shows a UTair Boeing 767, a Russian passenger plane, descending on Saturday for a runway landing. Just before it touches ground, an Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus A340 crosses its path and misses the Russian aircraft by just a few hundred feet.

Disaster was averted when the pilot of the Russian plane pulled back up into the air. The UTair Boeing 767 plane was able to land safely after circling for five minutes.

No one was injured, but Spanish aviation authorities are investigating the cause of the incident. 

The YouTube video of the incident has been viewed more than 4 million times since it was uploaded on Saturday. 

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