A C-17 Did A Low Pass Over Nashville And Scared The Absolute Hell Out Of Everyone

Turns out the aircraft was on a scheduled training flight ahead of the governor-elect's inauguration.

A C-17 Did A Low Pass Over Nashville And Scared The Absolute Hell Out Of Everyone

A low-flying C-17 gave Nashville residents a fright on Friday when the aircraft made several unannounced passes over the city's bustling downtown.

For roughly half an hour the plane zipped over buildings scaring the dogshit out of residents in the process, many of whom took to social media, and in some cases picked up the phone and called the cops, to find out what the hell was going on, reports INSIDER.

It turns out the flyover was a scheduled training exercise for Tennessee Governor-elect Bill Lee's inauguration today. There's just one problem: Nobody ever got the word, though they eventually figured it out.

Add to it that the whole thing is a bit irrelevant now because the flyover was canceled due to weather.

In a number of videos posted on Twitter, spectators can be heard cursing, gasping, and worrying that the aircraft — which boasts a 170-foot wingspan — might clip the side of a building.

Fortunately, no accident occurred, though the aircraft reportedly came so close to some buildings that they shook.

Here's a dramatic, and totally not accurate reenactment of what that may have looked like:

Top Gun (4/8) Movie CLIP – Buzzing the Tower (1986) HD

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