Video: Brazilian Air Force Mirage 2000 flyover shatters windows of Supreme Court Building, in Brasília.

Jul 02 2012 - 1 Comment

On Jul. 1, 2012, at around 10:20 local time, the windows of the Supreme Court and Congressional buildings in Brasíla, Brazil’s capital, were shattered as two Mirage 2000 fighter jet performed a flyover during the ceremony of exchange of the national flag at the Praça dos Três Poderes, at the Esplanada dos Ministerios.

Although nobody was injured the fighter flew so low and fast that the shock wave they generated broke almost all the windows of Supreme Court glass facade.

In a statement, Brig Ar Kanitz Marcelo Damasceno, chief of the Center for Social Communication of the Força Aérea Brasileira (FAB), said that the Brazilian Air Force Command has initiated the investigation of the incident and will compensate the damage caused.

Here’s the video of the fast and low fly by.

On Apr. 29, during the IndyCar’s Sao Paulo 300 auto race a Brazilian Air Force AMX A-1 buzzed the rooftop of the Holiday Inn Sao Paulo Parque Anhembi, during the traditional race fly-over.

H/T to Juanma Baiutti & Luiz Lavos for the heads-up.

  • http://twitter.com/lmsalman Lon Mayer-Salman (@lmsalman)

    The whole national mall in Brasilia is buildings with lots of windows, it is probably a whole lot more than just the Supreme Court building that will need new ones.