Disaster at Barcelona airport just avoided

2014-07-07 20:26
Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus 340 crossing in front of a Boeing 767. (Youtube)

Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus 340 crossing in front of a Boeing 767. (Youtube)

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Near miss between two planes

2014-07-07 10:29

Watch as one plane almost hits another as it comes in to land at Barcelona Airport. WATCH

Madrid - A passenger jet preparing to leave Barcelona's El Prat airport taxied across a runway where another was about to land, forcing the arriving plane to abort its landing and climb sharply to avoid a possible disaster.

Amateur video footage filmed on Saturday showed the Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus 340 crossing the runway just as the aircraft from Russian airline Utair was making its final approach.

Spanish airport authority AENA said on Monday the Russian plane, which officials described only as a Boeing 767, circled back and landed safely. None of the passengers on either plane was hurt.

AENA said it has opened an investigation into what happened. It had no details on how close the planes were at the time of the incident.

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