Disaster Averted! See Two Airplanes Narrowly Avoid Crashing on a Barcelona Runway

A Russian UTair jet almost collided with an Argentinian plane as it was coming in for a landing at Barcelona's El Prat Airport

Photo: Barcelona-El Prat In'tl

On Saturday, a Russian passenger plane almost collided with an Argentinian jet as it was coming in for a landing at Barcelona’s El Prat Airport. The resulting crash would have been a re-enactment of the crash of USAir Flight 1493, if not for the quick thinking of one Russian airline pilot.

As shown in a video shot by plane spotter Miguel Angel Ramirez, the UTair Aviation 767 was about to touch down on arrival from Moscow when an Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus A340 pulled onto the runway a few hundred feet ahead.

Fortunately, the pilot of the Russian plane was able to pull up in time, likely saving the lives of passengers onboard both aircrafts in the process.

Watch the harrowing near-miss above, and be thankful you were on neither of these planes.

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