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Two Planes Almost Collide When A Jetliner Crosses The Runway Right When Another One Is About To Land

Well, someone screwed up big time.

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On July 6th, a UTair flight from Moscow had to abort its landing in Barcelona when an Aerolíneas Argentinas Airbus was given instructions to taxi onto the same runaway as the income plane.

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The scene unfolded when an air traffic controller gave the Aerolíneas Argentinas Airbus the OK to cross the runway.

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Acting fast, the pilot of the incoming UTair flight decided to abort the landing at the last second.

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After circling around for a few minutes, the pilot of the UTair flight safely landed the jetliner with no incident.

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Whew, that was close.

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