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Would you fly a plane through the Corinth Canal?

Watch Hungarian daredevil pilot Péter Besenyei do just that

Watch Péter Besenyei take an aeroplane with a 7m-plus wingspan for a ride through the landmark Corinth Canal

Peter Besenyei flies through the Corinth Canal in Corinth, on 26 March 2014 (Photo: Samo Vidic/Red Bull Content Pool) Peter Besenyei flies through the Corinth Canal in Corinth, on 26 March 2014 (Photo: Samo Vidic/Red Bull Content Pool) It was built for ships, but that didn't stop Hungarian daredevil pilot Péter Besenyei taking an aeroplane with a 7m-plus wingspan for a ride through the Corinth Canal during the week.

The landmark canal, which links the Corinthian with the Saronic gulfs, might be more than 6km long, but at its base it's scarcely 21m wide, and even further up its sloping walls it's a tight fit for a Corvus Racer aircraft that can travel at up to 450kmph.

"It was one of the most memorable flights in my life," said Besenyei, a veteran and founding member of the Red Bull Air Race, who performed the feat on Wednesday.

"[There was] a lot of turbulence, and the wind changing very quickly. Even the birds inside, they are suffering."

Peter Besenyei of Hungary flies through the Corinth Canal on 26 March (Photo: Predrag Vuckovic/Red Bull Content Pool) Peter Besenyei of Hungary flies through the Corinth Canal on 26 March (Photo: Predrag Vuckovic/Red Bull Content Pool) The above shot captured from the plane shows the incredible tunnel effect, something Besenyei also experienced aerodynamically.

Among the 57 year old's other achievements are flying upside-down just a few metres above the River Danube in his home capital of Budapest.

Besenyei checks the location before his flight (Photo: Predrag Vuckovic/Red Bull Content Pool) Besenyei checks the location before his flight (Photo: Predrag Vuckovic/Red Bull Content Pool)

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