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'This could have gone very, VERY wrong': Terrifying moment RAAF plane flies towards buildings – as the stunt is slammed as 'stupid and dangerous'

  • RAAF plane flew 'dangerously' close to buildings in Brisbane during an air show
  • Spectators are heard calling it '9/11' stuff as the plane pulls up at the last minute
  • Viewers online have called the stunt 'unnecessarily stupid and dangerous'
  • 'There was no need to fly that close to buildings where people live,' another said

By Laura Hedges For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 21:50 EDT, 10 October 2018 | Updated: 22:20 EDT, 10 October 2018

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A Royal Australian Air Force plane has terrified office workers after flying just metres from buildings during an airshow stunt.

The Boeing C-17 plane was part of Brisbane's Sunsuper Riverfire festival, with footage showing the giant aircraft flying through the city towards high-rise buildings.

Partway through one video of the show, a spectator is heard calling it '9/11 stuff' as the jet banks upwards at the very last minute to avoid the buildings.

The Royal Australian Air Force plane  flew scarily close to a cluster of high-rise buildings in Brisbane last month has caused outrage from the public
The Royal Australian Air Force plane  flew scarily close to a cluster of high-rise buildings in Brisbane last month has caused outrage from the public

The Royal Australian Air Force plane  flew scarily close to a cluster of high-rise buildings in Brisbane last month has caused outrage from the public

The stunt has been slammed on social media as 'unnecessarily stupid and dangerous'.

'All it would take is a small mistake and those buildings and people would be toast,' one person wrote.

'I mean it's cool and stuff, but that could've gone very, very, VERY wrong,' another added.

The Boeing C-17 plane was part of an air show for the Sunsuper Riverfire festival, and footage shows the giant aircraft flying very low through the city
The Boeing C-17 plane was part of an air show for the Sunsuper Riverfire festival, and footage shows the giant aircraft flying very low through the city

The Boeing C-17 plane was part of an air show for the Sunsuper Riverfire festival, and footage shows the giant aircraft flying very low through the city

Some people jumped to the RAAF's defence, saying that a great deal of planning would have gone into the execution of the stunt, adding that they wouldn't 'just wing it'.

'Unless both pilots had a synchronised heart attack or catastrophic plane failure, nobody was in any danger,' they wrote.

'I am not saying this is not well thought out,' another responded. 

Many online have slammed the stunt as 'unnecessarily stupid and dangerous', asking 'why would they even think that's OK' to fly towards buildings where people live and work
Many online have slammed the stunt as 'unnecessarily stupid and dangerous', asking 'why would they even think that's OK' to fly towards buildings where people live and work

Many online have slammed the stunt as 'unnecessarily stupid and dangerous', asking 'why would they even think that's OK' to fly towards buildings where people live and work

'I am just saying that this could've gone very wrong, very quickly. No need to fly that close to buildings where people live/work etc.' 

Sunsuper Riverfire happens every September in Brisbane to celebrate the end of Queensland's three week arts and cultural festival with a day-long concert as well as aerobatics and flypasts from the Australian Defence Force.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted the Royal Australian Air Force for comment.

But some people jumped to the RAAF's defence, saying that a great deal of planning would have gone into the execution of the stunt, adding that they wouldn't 'just wing it'
But some people jumped to the RAAF's defence, saying that a great deal of planning would have gone into the execution of the stunt, adding that they wouldn't 'just wing it'

But some people jumped to the RAAF's defence, saying that a great deal of planning would have gone into the execution of the stunt, adding that they wouldn't 'just wing it'

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