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Two Planes Almost Collided In Barcelona, And It Was Caught On Stunning High-Res Video

Pilots averted a catastrophic situation on Saturday when two planes nearly collided at Barcelona Airport in Spain.

The video shows an Utair Boeing 767-300 on final approach to a runway just as an Aerolineas Argentineas Airbus A340-300 prepares to take off.

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The Utair pilots quickly aborts the landing, pulling up and clearing the plane on the ground.

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The manoeuvre is risky because the plane has to unexpectedly re-enter the air, which is populated with other planes.

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The Utair pilots close the landing gear doors and circle around for another landing attempt.

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Meanwhile, the Airbus takes off unscathed.

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Eventually, the Utair flight lands safely on its second attempt.

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A very scary close call.

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Here’s the full video:

via Paul Thompson of Jalopnik/Flight Club

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