Dramatic video shows ‘near miss’ at Barcelona airport

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(CNN) — An apparent near miss between two aircraft that was captured on video at Barcelona Airport has prompted an investigation by Spanish aviation authorities.

The video shows a Boeing 767 belonging to Russian airline UTair pulling up from its landing approach as an Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus A340 taxis across its path.

No one was injured in the incident and the UTair plane was able to circle round and make a safe landing five minutes later.

The video, shot on Saturday, had gained nearly two million YouTube hits by Monday.

Spain’s airport authority, AENA, said the government’s Committee on Civil Aviation Incidents and Accidents would look into the incident.

A Barcelona airport AENA spokeswoman told CNN that the UTair pilot had been cleared to land but exercised his authority to abort.

She said the Aerolineas Argentinas flight also had permission to taxi across the runway. She did not comment on…

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