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Barcelona Airport's Near-Miss Between Planes Caught On Video

07/07/2014 12:47 EDT | Updated 07/07/2014 12:59 EDT

Spanish aviation authorities have launched an investigation after two planes nearly collided into each other in Barcelona over the weekend.

Miguel Angel Ramirez, an aviation enthusiast, caught the close call on camera Saturday. On Sunday, he uploaded the footage to YouTube where it has since amassed over 3.9 million views as of Monday afternoon.

Ramirez's video shows UTair Flight UT5187 preparing to land at Barcelona’s El Prat Airport. Just as the Russian Boeing 767-300 passenger plane descends, an Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus A340 turns onto the same runway, placing it on a collision course with the UTair flight.

A spokesperson with Spanish Airports and Air Navigation (AENA) told CNN that both planes had permission to use the same runway and that it was the UTair pilot who made the call to abort the landing. No passengers were hurt and neither airlines have filed complaints over the incident.

AENA wouldn't elaborate to the Associate Press how close the planes were close to colliding but they insist the video didn't show how much distance was between the two planes.

However, the Aviation Herald reports the UTair plane was less than 20 seconds from touchdown before pulling up, based on radar data.

The plane eventually circled back and landed without further incident.

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