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This screenshot from YouTube shows what appears to be a near-miss in Barcelona. The footage was captured by an amateur aviation enthusiast. / YouTube.com

An apparent near-miss at Barcelona's El Prat airport is going viral after the incident was captured on video by an amateur enthusiast.

The footage shows a widebody jet taxiing across a runway just as another is about to land. The incident forced the latter aircraft to abort its landing and make a steep climb to avoid a possible collision, according to The Associated Press.

The amateur video footage -- filmed Saturday -- shows the Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus 340 crossing the runway just as a Boeing 767 widebody flying for Russian airline Utair was making its final approach on a flight from Moscow.

Spanish airport authority AENA confirmed to the AP on Monday that the Russian plane circled back and landed safely. No one was hurt in the incident.

Despite the video, NBC News writes that "an official at Spain's airport authority, AENA, told Spain's El Mundo newspaper that there had been enough space for the Russian plane to make a safe landing and that neither airline involved had filed a safety complaint."

Regardless, AENA says it has launched an investigation to determine what led to the incident. The agency adds that it does not have details on how close the planes came during the apparent near-miss, according to AP.

Russia-centric news site RT.com reports aviation enthusiast Miguel Angel recorded the footage. Witnessing the event is "one of the worst experiences I have ever had," he's quoted as saying by RT.com

Angel's video has gone viral since he uploaded it to YouTube on Sunday. It has since received nearly 5 million views.



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