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Weather balloon buzzed by Airbus A319 at 38,000 feet

You never know who you’re going to run into at 38,000 feet.

Fortunately, this weather balloon didn’t bite the dust thanks to a collision with an Airbus A319, just captured some incredible footage.

According to the YouTube description:

70 minutes into our 3.5 hour high altitude balloon (weather balloon) flight, OLHZN-5, we inadvertently experienced an extremely close flyby over Newark, NY (**not New Jersey**) from an Airbus A319 operated by Delta Air Lines (Flight #159) which was en-route from Boston, MA to Detroit, MI…

Full story at YouTube via Geekologie.

Close calls in aviation.

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