Sumary of Nail-biting video of ‘world first’ plane stunt:
- Dario Costa, a professional race and stunt pilot, started his specially modified Zivko Edge 540 race plane inside one of the dual Çatalca Tunnels on Turkey’s Northern Marmara Highway near Istanbul.
- With limited overhead clearance, the pilot had to keep the aircraft low on a flight path just above the asphalt road while also managing the cosy margin of only four metres between each wingtip and the concrete walls.
- “Everything seemed to be happening so fast, but when I got out of the first tunnel, the plane started to move to the right because of the crosswinds and in my head, everything slowed down in that moment,” explained Costa.
- “I reacted and just focused on getting the plane back on the right path to enter the other tunnel.