Aviation Photo #0163613 Airbus A320-214 - Iberia

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Too low!!!! I was shooting a/c on Rwy 20 when I realised that this 320 was approaching way too low and turned the camera to capture it. Fortunately the truck driver hit the brakes before passing below! As you can see, you can get really close to the action here. (As of mid-June 2001 this road section has been closed and deviated) Aircraft was re-registred EC-HUL in July 2001. <a href=http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?id=246659,163613>See a normal approach</a>
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Comments (87)

Anonymous
12 years ago
Fantastic shot Marlo, got me on this one, I was sat just above the N of the reg on the right hand side! It was indeed a very bumpy approach and an equally rough landing.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice photo.
And very dangerous =)
Anonymous
11 years ago
You try to get a shot like that.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent shot, although it doesn't look like the plane would've hit the truck anyway. There's enough clearance there!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great timing!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I want to know if he collected the fence!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Not only great shot, great moment
Anonymous
11 years ago
Just love the way the car is hitting the breaks!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Really great shot. That looks like a scary experience
Anonymous
11 years ago
Seriously good picture to cover both road n flight...good one
Anonymous
11 years ago
That road sign has the right idea: "!"
Anonymous
11 years ago
Going out spotting and having one go this close must have been a real buzz. Keep taking pictures cause the next one might be the one in a million we are all trying to get.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Absolutelly great
Anonymous
11 years ago
If the truck was a little bit more ahead... but great photo. Keep it going.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Hey you can see what Spain pilots can do!! :-D

Spartako
Anonymous
11 years ago
To the comment above:

Is not the fact that the truck would have hit the plane, but if it was underneath the track of the a/c that close the engines would have blasted the truck over on its side.
Anonymous
11 years ago
A perfect compostion considering the time that he would've got. Frankly it gives me the goose bumps! Good for the truck driver that the brakes held!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
THe truck passed the plane anyway so there's no point for him to hit the brakes.
Anonymous
11 years ago
No right, the truck has definitively not passed under the aircraft. Just make a size comparison to see the truck is several meters in front of the aircraft. The A320 is abeam the white car standing on the roads shoulder. Marlo
Anonymous
11 years ago
They should have posted a sign: !>^!
In other words: beware of airplanes passing too low over your vehicles!! (It was the best I could do with my keyboard!)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Up spain!you know not anybody can do this. great approach, i´m fascinated
Anonymous
11 years ago
Photographers are in the right place at the right time!!! especally this one!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Lowest Approach ever seen!
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's good
Anonymous
10 years ago
Freezing!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
What happened?? you don't get to see this incredibly low approaches so often..did the captain manage to get over the wall? very impressed great shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
No words to describe it...
Anonymous
10 years ago
" Hey you can see what Spain pilots can do!! :-D
Spartako "
Your pilot was dangerously low, and there's nothing to be proud of.
Somehow by a weird illusion the truck seems to have passed the plane, but comparing the height of the car to the size of the door on the plane makes me believe that the plane is well behind the truck.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This photo is really cool, at first I couldn't believe this was an actual photograph, since the A320 is flying too low and it seems that it will crash with the truck.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very dangerous! A few inches more and the main gear could hit the truck, and that Airbus should end like one of the 747s in the Tenerife Disaster. T.B.
Anonymous
10 years ago
New underwear for the guy in the truck!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I can believe this as I have flown IB domestic flights before. Makes me really scared to fly them the next time, but nonetheless a fantastic photo.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Lower than at St.Maarten! The pilot must think they have a 3,000 foot runway!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very good !!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
If the plane was any lower and the truck kept going, there could have been a disaster. Good job getting the photo.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The fact that tragedy was near this giant landing routine makes this picture really important.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's a good shot but, please, consider perspective;if really under the aircraft, the truck would be a little
smaller in the picture
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very, very sacary landing. good shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Busy day for people servicing the toilets on this aircraft
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow O.o that is wicked cool ^_^
great shot
i would have loved to be there
Anonymous
10 years ago
Best picture
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very impresive!
Anonymous
10 years ago
That is bloody low!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Perspective! The truck is well past the plane, compare the size of the truck to that of the car. The truck driver would be on the brakes if the plane was ahead of him.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Ace shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
I love it, great photo !
Anonymous
10 years ago
Incredible
almost landing at the street!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great pic !
Anonymous
10 years ago
It it would be a few feet lower, it would have destroyed the fence! Nice shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
So close and yet so far! It's just awesome to see a plane weighing several tons literally hanging (albeit for only seconds) over a roadway. A totally surreal photograph.
Anonymous
10 years ago
That's low. Maybe the pilot is confused and thinks he's landing at SXM :-D
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great pic of a low approach, but pilot is not to blame. Who, in their right mind, planned this road in the first place? Secondly, why trucks were not banned from using it? As I pilot, I do not expect a huge container truck to get in the way while I am trying to get this heavy bird safely to ground. Pilots 1, Truck Driver 0, City Planner -10.
Anonymous
10 years ago
A just happen to be in the right place at the right time shot. the picture tells the whole story
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is surely a great shot. It has been shot at a very right moment.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great scale and drama
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome picture. aircraft is really on a very low approach. being at the right place at the right time. mjrd:)
Anonymous
10 years ago
My godness!!! Look the guy in the black car...
Steps really hard on the brakes.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Really impressive! Maybe the truck driver no longer uses that road! But.. that signal of "Men at work", seems to be put as a distractor. Uhmm, the A320 is very close to the fence, so, the runway could be too short. Very good photograph!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great pic!! I´m thinking about the passengers. Did they know what was happenend??
Anonymous
9 years ago
This road have been cabcled, and now the rafic and the spotters have to see the action from a new road, less "dangerous". But still a very nice spotting spot.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Look at the landing gear, and look to the top of the truck.. Just near touch!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Holly carp!!

nice shot!
Anonymous
9 years ago
It's unusualy moment.
Anonymous
9 years ago
This is a normal landing, firstly the truck is much closer than the A320, look at the height of the truch in relation to the aircraft, i'm telling you that aircraft is a considerable distance further down the road. It's also not breaking suddenly, the car behind is, probably because he is driving too close to the truck. I see nothing abnormal with this landing.
Anonymous
9 years ago
This sure was close, the scale of the cargo truck and the door of the aircraft is pretty much 1:1, if you ever been inside or walked next to a trailer, you'd know, awesome shot! totally priceless
Anonymous
9 years ago
Exellent picture. wow that truck really got a hard time imagine what could have happened. Im proud of providing this kind of pictures thanks.
Sergio from Cali Colombia.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow. An amazing shot!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Congratulations!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
What more can i say its just a brilliant photo,well done,its a exiting photo.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow I have to say this is amazing and i really like to be next to one and one day I i will be flying one like that : )
Anonymous
8 years ago
It shows a lot of detail on the aircraft. The A320 is very impressive but I've never seen it fly so low
Anonymous
7 years ago
Very unusual. Viewer can compare size of plane to relative objects. Great timing and camera settings.
Anonymous
7 years ago
The plane is ahead of the truck. The truck is almoust under the wingtip. I believe the truck has stopped to avoid any threath of being hit by the a320's landing gear. Think the truck as an catering vehicle, compare it to the planes door. In the picture the truck is too big compared to the front door so there must be an gap between. Great shot anyway, possibly once in a life time chance! =)
Anonymous
7 years ago
What a picture!! My beloved A320 going so low.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Not to spoil the fun, but I think the plane is waaaaay ahead of the truck. Totally agree with the finnish poster.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Deadly close
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow! This is an amazing picture, what i`d give to be there when the big planes come in.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Damne close call !!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Really nice foto just wow!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow. very close indeed. Great photo
Anonymous
6 years ago
That is sick
Anonymous
6 years ago
That is dangerous low,now a great shot but it had easely could be a big disaster picture.one in a million capture.
Anonymous
6 years ago
I never liked to be below an aircraft on approach that low. Or any height for that matter!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Amazing proportions between the truck and airplane it makes the truck look so small even though it is a relatively large object. 5 stars!
Anonymous
6 years ago
If the truck didn't stop. the pilot could say he did a touch and go on a truck. as long as he didn't crash.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Now the truck driver knows how the cars and pedestrians feel...
1 month ago
bad shot. bad quality. it's a smartphone photo?

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