Brazil: Plane evades wandering hot air balloon mid-air prior to landing

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    Plane forced to dodge drifting hot air balloon mid-air before landing

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    The pilot had the ability to prevent a crash and landed everybody onboard securely (Picture: aeroin.net)

    Pictures reveal the minute an aircraft was required to evade a hot air balloon that wandered into its course as it got ready for landing.

    The pilot of the airplane stumbled upon the unanticipated item on their last method to Sao Paulo Guarulhos Airport in Brazil.

    They had the ability to prevent striking the unmanned balloon and ended up to 300 travelers onboard securely.

    Passengers and aircraft spotters snapped the event, revealing simply how close the 2 began Sunday.

    Speaking to regional outlets, someone on flight 777-300 stated ‘the balloon caught the attention of those onboard’.

    Rafael Freitas, who took pictures from the airport, included that ‘the Boeing 777 came in a little misaligned with the runway to avoid the balloon’.

    ‘When it had passed the balloon, it turned to correct its alignment’, he stated.

    Qatar Airways 777-300 forced to avoid a balloon on final approach to Sao Paulo Guarulhos Airport, Brazil. The aircraft from Doha landed safely moments later.

    The set were flying extremely near each other (Picture: aeroin.net)

    Qatar Airways 777-300 forced to avoid a balloon on final approach to Sao Paulo Guarulhos Airport, Brazil. The aircraft from Doha landed safely moments later.

    Passengers onboard snapped photos of the event (Picture: aeroin.net)

    It’s believed the balloon might have been utilized as part of a regional celebration.

    In a declaration sent out to Doha News, a representative for Qatar Airways stated it ‘is aware of an event concerning one of its aircraft involving an unmanned balloon before landing in São Paulo on Sunday 3 July’.

    They included: ‘The flight landed as typical and security margins were kept at all times.

    ‘The captain filed a report following the flight which is now being investigated by the Brazilian authorities.’

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