Video: Near-miss at airport as planes almost collide

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Thanks to the actions of a quick-thinking pilot, a disaster was averted at Spain's Barcelona airport on Saturday morning.

A Russian airline UTair plane from Moscow was just about to land when an Aerolineas Argentinas plane began taxing across the runway.

Seconds away from a collision, the pilot pulled the plane back up into the air.

The near-miss was recorded by aviation enthusiast Miguel Angel, who posted the video on YouTube.

The UTair plane circled around and landed safely on its second attempt 15 minutes later at 5.06am.

Sources: Metro, The Telegraph, ABC7, The Sydney Morning Herald