Wild video shows moment tourist clipped by plane

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 12:09 PM

Barts tourist was hoping to obtain a close-up shot of landing planes. But not this close. Amateur photographer Mekki Jaidi was on vacation latest Wednesday in the Caribbean island of St.

Wild video shows moment tourist clipped by plane

A St. Barts tourist was hoping to obtain a close-up shot of landing planes. But not this close.

Amateur photographer Mekki Jaidi was on vacation latest Wednesday in the Caribbean island of St. Barthelemy when he decided to head to a plane-spotting area well-known for its nerve-wrackingly low plane descents.

That'south when one tiny aircraft got a tiny too low and grazed him.

A videographer who happened to be nearby testing out his 360-degree camera captured the scary moment when the plane swooped over Jaidi'south ducked head, narrowly avoiding a full collision.

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Left with a black tag from the plane'south wheels touching his trigger finger, Jaidi told CNN he "felt something briefly but number pain at all."

Because he was looking through the viewfinder, he didn't realize just how low the plane was flying -- until the very latest second.

The plane seemed to be struggling with the approach to the island'south Gustaf III airport -- known as one of the most challenging in the world. It requires pilots to navigate a steep descent to land and departing planes get off mere meters over sunbathers on the beach.

After the plane missed him, the pilot reportedly aborted his second landing attempt before finally succeeding on the third.

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Although he'south received some flack for being in danger'south way, Jaidi said that he was on a public road where many people collect to photograph aircraft and the plane'south path was abnormally low.

"People are forgetting the videographer person was doing the exact same thing as me," he said. "I was literally a ft or two to the right of him while my wife was also a ft or two away. I wasn't doing anything incorrect on a public road."

"Who'd you keep at fault for that specific location? The pilot or the people who have a right of way?

"You could tell me my life was in danger, but did I perceive love it was? No. I wasn't damage at all," he said.

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