Dramatic moment two planes nearly collide at Barcelona Airport

The two aircraft had a 'near miss' at Barcelona Airport yesterday. Credit: ITV News

Footage of two airliners that apparently came dangerously close to a runway collision at Barcelona Airport on Sunday has emerged online.

The video shows a Boeing 767 from Russian airline UTair on its final approach at the Spanish airport.

As the aircraft is about to touch down an Airbus from Aerolineas Argentineas taxis across its path, forcing the Russian pilot to abort his landing and pull up suddenly.

Manoeuvres like this, whilst risky, are not uncommon and pilots will sometimes 'cancel' a landing if he or she is not happy with any aspect of the approach to the runway.

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