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Plane avoids near collision with whale

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Right as the pilot pulled up, the whale breached, clearing his blowhole and drenching the plane's windshield. (Source: Thomas Hamm/CNN) Right as the pilot pulled up, the whale breached, clearing his blowhole and drenching the plane's windshield. (Source: Thomas Hamm/CNN)

 ANGOON, AK (CNN) – Call it one whale of a close call in Alaska.

A seaplane nearly landed on a humpback whale in the tiny, remote city of Angoon last week.

Thomas Hamm caught the whole thing on camera.

It appeared the plane was going to collide with the whale swimming just under the surface. But the pilot advanced the throttle and pulled up, getting just enough lift to avoid the mammal.

The plane landed safely seconds later.

Later Hamm showed the pilot the video he shot. Hamm said the pilot told him he didn't notice the whale. He only reacted to the commotion on the shore, where people were pointing and yelling.

Right as the pilot pulled up, the whale breached, clearing his blowhole and drenching the plane's windshield.

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