There was a red/gold BN 727 coming in to land and there was a green/gold BN 727 holding just off the runway waiting.
All of a sudden, the green 727 turns, gets on the runway and begins it's take-off roll. The red/gold 727 continued it's approach and it was gaining gaining on the green one FAST. Finally, when the red/gold 727 was no more than 10 feet off the ground, it had come within 1 plane length of the aircraft ahead, so it aborted it's take-off. The green 727 took off at a normal angle, but the red one went back up at a much steeper angle. right behind the green one.
I remember another gentleman at the gate was standing next to me and my dad by the window and kind of sucked in his breath and then turned and said "Did you SEE that?"
I swear, if I'd have had a camera, I could have won the Pulitzer prize for photography that year. It was THAT close.
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