Planes Get Just About As Close As Possible Without Colliding

Yesterday, early in the morning…What you see is what happened. An UTair Boeing 767-300 (VQ-BSX) incoming from Moscow as UT5187 and Aerolíneas Argentinas Airbus A340-300 (LV-FPV) were involved into what could be the bigger disaster of Barcelona Airport. The Utair 767 was about to land on Runway 02 while the Argentinas was crossing the runway. By the time russian pilots sight Argentinas (they were taxiing to Holding point of RW25R for take-off) on runway while they were on final approach, they did their best making an impressive and close go around. After that incidence the plane landed safely on runway 02, and the Argentinas took-off heading Buenos Aires.

Nope, no fucking thanks. Every time I think flying isn’t too bad, I see Sully land his plane in the middle of the Hudson, or see a story about the inflatable slide popping out mid flight, or even worse see a video of a flight attendant doing her standup comedy routine single little jingles over the loudspeaker instead of just reminding people how to put on a seat belt. And then this. It’s not so bad for the plane about to land, only the pilot knew what was about to happen. And thankfully pilots have to wake up from their inflight naps to land planes. But the people taxi’ing on the runway, good grief. One second the people on the right side of the plane are happily looking out the window and then next thing they know a 100 ton jet is screaming at them at a million miles an hour. What was worse- the screams of the people or the smell of the collective shit that piled up in their pants? And then the people on the left side of the plane had literally no idea how close they were to dying. So yea, if you were comfortable getting into a tube and shooting through the air at a million miles an hour (approximate guess), just a friendly reminder that it’s the worst. It’s bad enough to get randomly anally probed (brown people) or spend 11 dollars on an airport beer, but now we have to worried about being T-bone 2’d upon takeoff and landing.