Sept. 7 (UPI) -- An Italian stunt pilot created a new Guinness World Record when he flew a custom-modified plane 1.4 miles through a pair of tunnels in Turkey.
Dario Costa, 41, took his modified Zivko Edge 540 race plane for a 1.4-mile flight through the twin Catalca tunnels along the Northern Marmara Highway in Turkey, setting the Guinness World Record for the longest tunnel flown through with an airplane.
Costa said it took about a year of practice to prepare for the 43.44-second flight.
"I'd never flown in a tunnel in my life -- nobody had ever done it -- so there was a big question mark in my head whether everything would go as we expected," Costa told Red Bull, which sponsored the attempt.
"It was a big relief, of course, but big, big happiness was the main emotion. For me, it's another dream come true."