Video: Airbus A320 Buzzes Budapest

Low pass part of Labor Day celebration.

At first glance the video looks like a fairly routine flight over the Danube passing through the heart of Budapest, Hungary — until the camera pans out and you suddenly realize the pilots are threading the needle at low altitude in an airliner.

The flight in an Airbus A320, arranged by low-cost carrier Wizz Air and the Hungarian government, was part of a Labor Day airshow celebration on May 1.

Listening to the automated callouts that can be heard in the cockpit, the airplane descends below 200 feet at one point — and much closer than that to the bridges below. In the video the airliner can be seen skimming below the peak of a cliff as it buzzes buildings including the nation's parliament, undoubtedly to the surprise of many residents.

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