Apic for you to see a near miss or what!!!!!!!
Saw that in the paper a few weeks ago, think it was over Gatwick.
ATC insisted they were a safe distance apart!!!!
Hate to think what Gatwick ATC call a near miss
Considering the difference in size of the two a/c, I'd guess they were at least 200 meters apart. Not what I'd call safe.
Well. I bet there was an investigation for certain on this. They do appear to be colliding. I would not want to have been in either of them....
i watched a program about south east england's atc. it's pretty much the most packed airspace in the world just due to us being a small island and the density of people coming in/out.
there are so many near misses at gatwick each year it's not even funny - when will they learn?! any human error and there will be a collision soon.
p.s. 15 seconds is the safe distance i've just read.
Just a optical illusion. I'm quite sure that there is more than safe distance between these aircraft. This is just a optical illusion and we can find these daily from everywhere. Here is a few examples
You can read of the effect that causes these optical illusions for example from here http://shutterbug.com/picture_this/0705picture/
I forgot that telephoto lenses tend to compress things.
id say illusion too, they could be landing and going missed aproach, looks pretty safe though.
WOW, Thats close! I would have hated to be a passenger on board one of those planes