Scary moment when huge plane flies between buildings is caught on camera
An RAAF plane pulled a dangerous stunt as it flew between buildings in Brisbane, Australia. The incident looked like something straight out of a movie, but terrified spectators.
Office workers sitting at their desks were shocked when they looked up and saw the Royal Australian Air Force plane mere meters away from the high-rise buildings.
The Daily Mail reported that the plane, a Boeing C-17, was included in the festivities of Brisban's Riverfire which took place at the South Bank Parklands.
The video, which was uploaded to YouTube earlier this week, is found below.
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In the awe-inducing clip, the huge plane is seen approaching several skyscrapers.
The intensity of the closeness of the plane was felt through the screen as it nears the camera. One person is heard describing the scene as "9/11 stuff."
After passing between the tall buildings, the aircraft pulls up to return to regular heights.
Many online condemned the risky stunt as being "unnecessarily stupid and dangerous."
While others pointed out that extensive planning must have gone into it and the chance of something going wrong was probably slim.
The Riverfire festival takes place yearly in September. It marks the closing of three-week art and cultural festival in Queensland.
Also included is a concert running the entire day, a display of aerobatics, and an airshow by the Australian Defence Force.
Dramatic displays in the air are not as rare as one might think. In July 2018, a cargo plane did a loop the loop in the air as part of the Farnborough International Air Show.
The show in Britain featured displays from manufacturers including Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Airbus.
The aircraft that did the spin was a Lockheed Martin LM-100J. It happened during the week-long occasion that saw close to 100,000 guests in attendance.
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Last month, one couple caught on camera a small aircraft as it landed on a busy highway just in front of them.
Not a part of any show, the daring pilot had been forced to land in the midst of traffic due to some fuel pump issues he was having.
Firefighters & @CHPcastrovalley at the scene of an aircraft emergency landing on WB I-580 near the 164th Ave exit in unincorporated San Leandro. Pilot & passenger are ok, no injuries. No injuries to bystanders or vehicles. No damage to plane or freeway. Cause under investigation pic.twitter.com/ZhRJXxPk5h— Alameda County Fire (@AlamedaCoFire) August 12, 2018
The couple, Eric and Brandi Geer, called 911 and also tried to slow down traffic behind them in order to avoid any accidents with the Cessna 172 aircraft.
Fortunately, no one was injured following the unexpected night landing and the plane was carried on a flatbed truck to an airport.