Two passenger planes appear to race for landing, this is a common thing
Drag racing is cool, there’s no doubt about it, but you wouldn’t necessarily expect two planes to engage in such a contest, especially in the air.
And yet, a recent landing at the San Francisco airport looks like a real drag race between two passenger planes. However, we have to spoil the fun early on and tell you that the two were actually heading to parallel airstrips and were not involved in a contest.
On the other hand, the videos uploaded by TikToker TahoeMatt show this United flight cruising alongside an American Airlines plane in what is described as an ad hoc race. Of course, there is no such race, but it certainly looks like it is. Let’s be honest, we wouldn’t be surprised if some of the passengers thought the two planes were challenging each other to see which one reached the airstrip first.
In reality, however, the two planes were about to touch down on parallel airstrips at San Francisco International Airport, with the runways about 230 meters apart.
The audio you hear on the video is obviously not real and is actually a recording that the TikToker added to the clip, but on the other hand, it seems to fit the whole ad-hoc “race” as a glove.
The second video is even more exciting, as it shows the two planes touching the ground and apparently rushing for the door.
Of course, given that the two runways are so close, planes landing together are probably a pretty common sight for people arriving in San Francisco by air, especially on a busy day at such a crowded airport. Note that for the WWW, it’s always worth going viral.
The videos have already passed 15 million views at the time of writing, with over 1.6 million likes and over 10,000 comments.