Science and / or aviation buffs know that to break the sound barrier, an object would have to exceed 768mph (1,235km/h). Well, there’s a reason the Concorde – safety and cost issues aside – was put to rest, and sound has something to do with it. Continue reading for a video and more information on just what happened when a pair of supersonic jets flew too low.

The Aviationist reports the two Mirage 2000 fighters in the video above were taking part in yesterday’s “ceremony of exchange of the national flag,” which is apparently a big enough deal in Brazil to warrant low altitude supersonic flyovers.

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