That's going to be one nasty plane crash.
That happens. I've had air traffic controllers clear me for the same runway as another airplane. It's up to the pilot-in-command to keep his head out of his ass and watch out.
Like they say, the traffic controller has the luxury of being able to go home each night no matter how much he fucks up.
It may happen but this pic is fake...100% fake.
If and I said IF it isn't fake, you know those pilots just about shit themselves.
100% real. It is Hong Kong's old Airport (Kai Tak) which is now closed, and for good reason. A suimultaneous departure & approach was not uncommon since the airport was rather busy, but only had one runway.
Look at these other pics from thatairport:
Well, if you know anything about hong kong, there are buildings all around the airport. this pic is actually factual. the first plane is taking off, going away, and the second is landing.
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dbcoop, you apparently didn't look at the other pics I posted. If you did, then your question would be answered. Those others pics are really phenomenal....
NOT fake .. actually happened
They're right. Hong Kong. Telephoto lens pulls everything up tight, too. The bring the heavy jets in, just clearing the fence and people on the beach. So low you could throw a rock and hit 'em.
Only good pilots - make that the best - in and out of there.
I SAID FAKE(tm)! GODDAMMIT!
good point coop, who did take the pic then?
why don't they put fucking arrows on the runway and make it a one way only runway. That pic is fucking fake.
IfI am looking at this pic right am I also seeing about 3 or 4 more plane ready to depart behind the one on the run way. Also it seems that the plane coming i does seem to be head hard right. Not in on course. Fake just like he said DAMNIT
Tell you what dbcoop why don't you go and get all your pilot ratings and get some education on what is really going on. The plane in bound for the landing is fighting about a 50 to 80 MPH X-wind which is why he seems to be out of shape. That is the reason why they clossed that airport. And the Aircraft Taking off is departing going away from the incoming boeing 747. They time the landing and takeoff where as the departing arcrafts wheels are lifting off the approaching aircraft wheel are tuching down.
Fake Tell me who took the picture. Someone that close behind a landing plane? It is not taken from the ground. Again Fake.
its real! isnt it obvious? its a short runway, the only one on the airport which has now closed apparently and they are both heading in the same direction which isnt toward each other and the crosswind is why the closest plane is bent out of shape and they are so close because they need to get as many flights in as possible and the collective time resulting from these close take offs and landings equals many more possible flights in the same amount of time... i dont know anything about anything and these facts are obvious to me!! the camera has a telephoto lense, he is in the same position in the other posted photos up there^ it just looks closer. it must be on top of a building or a tower or a hill or something. defo not fake... :/