Brazilian Air Force jets flying over the country’s capital during a flag-changing ceremony swept down so low they caused shock waves that shattered windows in the Supreme Court and Congressional buildings.
The Brazilian Air Force issued a statement saying Sunday’s incident occurred during a traditional changing of the flag ceremony. The statement said two Mirage 2000 jets were involved.
The Supreme Court building was particularly affected. It has a glass facade, and nearly all windows broke because of the vibrations. Brasilia’s firefighters said some in the public were scared, but no one was hurt.
The Air Force command said it is investigating and will reimburse the federal government for the damages.
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