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Australian RAF plane flew so close to city skyscrapers terrified office workers feared another 9/11

Mirror logo Mirror 11/10/2018 Kelly-Ann Mills

a tall building in a city © Credits: Doctor Chaos/Youtube A terrifying display by the Australian air force has been slammed as "dangerous" and "stupid" after a war plane flew just feet away from a city's skyscrapers.

Concerned office workers feared an attack similar to 9/11 as the Boeing C-17 cruised past their windows.

The flyby was part of Brisbane's Riverfire event at the city's South Bank, which takes place each year to celebrate the end of Queensland's three-week arts festival.

Footage of the display by the Royal Australian Air Force was shared on social media, with people commenting on YouTube and Facebook.

One viewer, Nick Bauer said: "That could have turned into another 9/11. Bad move on the pilots."

Another watcher added: "I see something that scares the s**t out of me.

"I am thinking about 9/11. I can imagine that someone who was in the building that time and survived the attack and see this will have a bad time."

a plane flying over a city © Credits: Doctor Chaos/Youtube Another said: "I mean it's cool and stuff, but that could've gone very, very, VERY wrong."

And one added: "'All it would take is a small mistake and those buildings and people would be toast."

But others commented that the professional pilots were unlikely to put themselves or the public in danger.

a tall building in a city © Credits: Doctor Chaos/Youtube

"Unless both pilots had a synchronised heart attack or catastrophic plane failure, nobody was in any danger," one said.

The Royal Australian Air Force has been approached for comment.

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