Near miss in the skies above Wigan?

A Wigan photographer captured the moment when two planes came seemingly too close for comfort above the borough earlier this week.

Wednesday, 10th January 2018, 10:47 am
Updated Friday, 12th January 2018, 2:35 pm
Near miss or optical illusion?

Keen wildlife snapper David Bretherton was out and about near his home in Worsley Mesnes when he spotted the two passenger jets in the sky appearing to be only feet apart.

David, 50, has previously focused on planes passing over the borough, with concerns that many fly too low.

The picture sparked a discussion online, with others suggesting that the proximity was an illusion.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Near miss or optical illusion?

Planes in the UK must be at least 1000 feet apart vertically and at the closest, 2.5 miles horizontally.

Near miss or optical illusion?