Watch: An Italian stunt pilot sets Guinness World Record by flying a plane through two tunnels

Mr. Costa's flight took off inside one of the Çatalca Tunnels outside Istanbul. The flight propelled forward before exiting the first tunnel. The second tunnel was a long one, but the Italian stunt pilot made it through with ease.

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Dario Costa an Italian air-race competitor and stunt pilot made it to the Guinness Book of World Records by flying an airplane through two tunnels in Istanbul, Turkey. The Italian pilot made the world record for the longest airplane flight taken through a tunnel for a distance of 1,730m. Austrian company Red Bull released the video on Facebook on September 4, 2021, which received 1.4 lakh reactions, and 62k have shared the video. 

Mr. Costa's flight took off inside one of the Çatalca Tunnels outside Istanbul. The flight propelled forward before exiting the first tunnel. The second tunnel was a long one, but the Italian stunt pilot made it through with ease. As the pilot came out of the second tunnel, a camera inside the aircraft captured the pilots' cheerfulness. 

While sharing the video on Facebook Redbull captioned' "your eyes are not deceiving you, Dario Costa really just did that Dario just took the aviation game to another level with his flight through Istanbul's Çatalca Tunnels, flying for 2.6km through 2 tunnels at an average speed of 245.07 km/h and becoming a Guinness World Record setting pilot in the process."

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Mr. Costa also made a different set of records other than the Guinness Book of World Record, it became the first flight through a tunnel; the first airplane through two tunnels; the first airplane to take off from a tunnel, and the longest flight under a solid obstacle. The netizens were stunned by seeing the video and gave mind-blowing reactions.