Jet disaster averted in Barcelona near-miss - 7News Boston WHDH-TV

Jet disaster averted in Barcelona near-miss

Posted: Updated:
MADRID (AP) - A passenger jetliner preparing to leave Barcelona's El Prat airport taxied across a runway where another was about to land, forcing the arriving plane to abort its landing and climb sharply to avoid a possible disaster.

Amateur video footage filmed Saturday showed the Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus 340 crossing the runway just as the aircraft from Russian airline Utair was making its final approach.

Spanish airport authority AENA said Monday the Russian plane, which officials described only as a Boeing, circled back and landed safely. None of the passengers on either plane was hurt.

AENA said it has opened an investigation into what happened. It had no details on how close the planes were at the time of the incident.
  • U.S. & World NewsMore>>

  • In first, memorial will be open on night of 9/11

    In first, memorial will be open on night of 9/11

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:29 AM EDT2014-08-29 05:29:57 GMT
    The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks' anniversary this year. It marks the first time the general public will be able to visit ground zero on the commemoration date.[more]
    The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks' anniversary this year. It marks the first time the general public will be able to visit ground zero on the commemoration date.[more]
  • Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

    Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:09 AM EDT2014-08-29 04:09:29 GMT
    The largest crackdown by Mexican authorities on illegal migration in decades has decreased the flow of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child...[more]
    The largest crackdown by Mexican authorities on illegal migration in decades has decreased the flow of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants and...[more]
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor

    Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:30:53 GMT
    The strategically positioned southeastern Ukraine town of Novoazovsk appears firmly under the control of Russia-backed separatists as concerns grow about the opening of a new front in the Ukraine conflict.[more]
    Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow had "outright lied" about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict.[more]
  • Stay Connected

  • Like Us on Facebook
  • Follow Us on Twitter
Powered by WorldNow

WHDH TV 7NBC WLVI TV CW56
Sunbeam Television Corp
7 Bulfinch Place
Boston, MA 02114

News Tips: (800) 280-TIPS
Tell Hank: (855) 247-HANK
Corporate Media Services: (800) 642-1551

Can't find something?
Connect with us here:
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WHDH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.