AN AER Lingus passenger has shared the moment his flight from Dublin to Lisbon flew unsettlingly close to another plane.
In the footage, the plane can be seen flying in close proximity to the passenger’s flight.
It’s a scenario sure to send a chill down the spine of anyone with a fear of flying.
That was certainly the case with the uploader, who captioned the clip on Twitter: “What constitutes ‘a near miss?
“This happened on my flight from Dublin to Lisbon yesterday!! Hasn’t helped my fear of flying!”
What constitutes ‘a near miss’? This happened on my flight from Dublin to Lisbon yesterday!! Hasn’t helped my fear of flying! 😂✈️ pic.twitter.com/PQ8sZyyD3B
— William Cherry (@snappercherry) February 28, 2019
According to FAA regulations, planes must be at least three miles apart when flying horizontally and also 1,000 feet when flying vertically.
This rule applies when flying at 29,000 feet or more – as is the case in this video.