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World first as aeroplane flies through tunnel at 245 km/h to set World Records

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Aeroplane flies through tunnel at 245 km/h.

Just after dawn on Saturday, September 4 2021, professional race and stunt pilot Dario Costa of Italy wrote a new chapter in aviation history as he flew a raceplane through the narrow confines of two enclosed auto tunnels just outside Istanbul.

In near-darkness and closely surrounded by the concrete arc of the walls, Costa executed a tricky takeoff inside the first tunnel, flashed through an open-air gap and then continued his 245kph flight through the second tunnel, flying less than 1m from the asphalt.

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