Quick-Thinking Pilot Saves Two Planes From Colliding On Runway [VIDEO]

Grae Stafford Freelance Photographer
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Air travel may be the safest form of travel, but it can still get scary. Footage posted online shows a near miss on July 5 between a Russian Boeing 767 trying to land and an Argentine Aerolíneas Argentinas Airbus A340-300 trying to take off at Barcelona airport.

One minute, the Russian plane is on a leisurely approach to the runway, and the next the Argentine plane trundles into the space that the Russian plane is aiming to land . Thankfully, the Russian pilot reacted quickly, and was able to make an emergency climb.

“Look both ways before crossing the street” is just as true for planes as on Main Street.


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