Passenger jets in near miss at Barcelona airport

The terrifying moment two passenger jets nearly crashed into each other at a busy international airport has been captured on film.

It shows a Boeing 767 operated by Russian airline Utair coming into land on the runway at Barcelona. As it approaches the ground, an Aerolineas Argentineas Airbus A340 taxis across its path.

Only last-minute action by the Utair crew prevents a major disaster.

The Boeing 767 performed what is known as a “go around” and landed safely shortly afterwards.

The incident was caught on camera by aviation enthusiast Miguel Angel, who posted the video to YouTube.

He described it as “one of the worst experiences I have ever had”.

The deadliest ever air crash was in March 1977 in thick fog at Tenerife airport when 583 people were killed when a KLM plane collided with a Pan Am flight on the runway.

A spokesman for the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority said that had the Barcelona incident, which happened on Saturday, occurred in the UK, it would have been classified as a runway incursion.


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