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03rd May 2018

WATCH: Newly released footage of Air Canada flight shows it was just five feet from colliding with another plane

Rory Cashin

If you have a fear of flying, this isn’t going to help you at all.

The National Transportation Safety Board released security footage of how close an Airbus A320 came to landing on the wrong taxiway at San Francisco International Airport last year.

The Air Canada flight is reported to have been within five feet of colliding into a Philippines Airlines flight, which was one of the four planes awaiting departure from the San Francisco airport in July 2017.

You can see the footage below:

As reported by CNN:

“Air Canada Flight 759 had been cleared to land on runway 28L but instead mistakenly lined up for the parallel taxiway C, which was occupied by four airliners.

“[T]he plane continued to descend while waiting for the throttle to respond and at its lowest point was only 59 feet above the ground. For comparison, the height of a Boeing 787 tail is 56 feet.

“[It was] an incident that some aviation experts say only narrowly avoided being one of the worst in aviation history.”

The new footage was joined by new information, which showed just how close to disaster everyone involved actually was:

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