Special colored F-16 chasing C-130 Hercules over Oslo during an air-to-air photoshoot generates panic among Norwegians

The following video was taken on May 9, 2012 when Royal Norwegian Air Force F-16AM serialled 80-3686 “686” in the special color scheme to celebrate the 100 years of the Norwegian military air power from Kjeller rejoined with a C-130 from Gardemoen to take some pictures from the Hercules’s cargo door.

Curiously, the sexy special colored “Viper” not only flies much close to the camera ship, but also performs some aerobatic maneuvers (an aileron roll) whilst overflying a town: nothing extremely dangerous, as the formation was flying at 1,000 feet (300 m) but a bit unusual.

So unusual that many people watching a fighter plane pursuing a “passenger plane” feared an airliner hijacking was taking place above their heads.

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