Chris Bundas –
Spanish aviation authorities have launched an investigation after two planes nearly collided into each other in Barcelona over the weekend.
Miguel Angel Ramirez, an aviation enthusiast, caught the near miss on camera Saturday. Sunday the footage was uploaded to YouTube and now has almost 10 million views.
The video shows UTair Flight UT5187 preparing to land at Barcelona’s El Prat Airport. As as the Russian Boeing 767-300 descends, an Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus A340 turns onto the same runway, setting up what could have been a cataclysmic collision.
Derringer talks about the near incident:
A spokesperson with Spanish Airports told CNN that both planes had permission to use the same runway and that it was the UTair pilot who made the call to abort the landing. No passengers were hurt and neither of the airlines have filed complaints at this point over the incident.