Italian stuntman Dario Costa left netizens stunned after he effortlessly flew a plane through two tunnels in Istanbul, Turkey.
A video of the daring stunt has gone viral on social media after it was shared by Austrian company Red Bull. âSo Dario Costa just became the first person to fly a plane through two tunnels and we’re literally speechless,â read the caption of the tweet, which has now garnered over 6 lakh views.
According to a DailyMail report, despite a crosswind, Costa piloted the plane perfectly through the tunnel. The stunt pilot passed through the 360-meter tunnel first, followed by the longest which measured 1,160 meters, the report added. It took 43.44 seconds to complete the stunt.
Watch the video here:
– Red Bull (@redbull) September 4, 2021
With this stunt, the 41-year-old, who has more than two decades of flying experience, set a certified Guinness World Record for the longest tunnel a plane crossed (1,730m) alongside four others. records, the company’s official blog reported. .
“Everything seemed to go so fast, but when I got out of the first tunnel the plane started to move to the right because of the cross winds and in my head everything slowed down at that point,” he said. -he declares. âI reacted and focused on getting the plane back on track to enter the other tunnel. Then in my mind, everything accelerated again.
Expressing his joy at the conclusion of the stunt, which required a team of 40 people and over a year of preparation, Costa said on the blog: âI had never flown in a tunnel in my life – no one never had – so there was a big question mark in my head if everything would go as planned. It was a great relief, of course, but a great, great happiness was the main emotion. For me, this is another dream come true.
Since being shared online, the viral clip has left netizens in awe of many praises from Costa for completing the daring stunt.
It’s a GPro, it can shoot 360 degrees
– Ruben George (@Official_Reubz) September 5, 2021
I think @Red Bull indeed gave wings to this pilotâ¦ ..
It is indeed an incredible stunt that should enter a kind of world recordð
Btw for all the folks wondering about the need for this stunt I have to say there are some things you do to get the adrenaline pumpingâï¸
– Pankaj Chawla (@i_m_panky) September 6, 2021
It was in the Ä°stanbul / Ãatalca tunnel where it happened doesn’t matter because it’s an unbeatable and awesome record ðð»
– Ferhat YÄ±ldÄ±z ððð²ðºâï¸ðð (@frhtyldzz) September 5, 2021
Congratulations to the pilot and all the engineers involved! But an extremely dangerous thing to do.
A loss of rudder authorityâ¦ a massive disaster.
Nevertheless, well done to all the participants!
– S. Costello (@Lva_Sc) September 5, 2021
Hope people understand how incredibly difficult it is
– Pilot Jordanð¨ð¼ââï¸ (@TakeNoteTime) September 4, 2021