Terrifying moment: Two planes nearly collide at Barcelona airport

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This footage captures the terrifying moment two planes are seconds away from being caught in a catastrophic collision. The man who captured the video, described the incident as ‘one of the worst experiences he has ever had’.

What exactly happened? The captured moment shows a Boeing 767,  coming into landing at a Barcelona El Prat Airport, but seconds before it hits the ground, an Aerolineas Argentineas Airbus A340 slowly makes it entrance down the same runway. Within a split second, the pilot is forced to react and pulls the aircraft back into the air, circling into airspace before landing safely.

Whilst experts say that the A340 should have been ‘issued a short hold’, a spokesman for Spanish Airports and Air Navigation (AENA) has told the El Mundo newspaper that ‘the two planes were never in any danger and that the Russian plane could have proceeded because there was sufficient space to carry out a landing.’

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