Very close “almost disaster” at Barcelona Airport as two planes vie for same runway

Very close “almost disaster” at Barcelona Airport as two planes vie for same runway

You have to assume this was the air traffic controller mixing things up?

From The Telegraph:

Footage shows a Boeing 767 from the Russian airline UTair coming in to land on a runway at Barcelona’s El Prat Airport. But with the plane just feet from touching down, an Aerolineas Argentineas Airbus A340 slowly taxis across the runway, forcing the still-airborne pilot to respond to the emergency by pulling back into the air.

The quick-thinking pilot of the UTair jet landed the plane safely after circling around.