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BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 22: An airplane operated by German airline 'air berlin' comes in for landing at Tegel airport in Berlin on September 22, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

The carrier Air Berlin recently declared bankruptcy.  And the airline’s final long-haul flight from Miami to Dusseldorf was on Monday and it went a little differently than passengers were expecting. 

As it’s about to touch down at the airport, the pilot suddenly veers left to do a flyby of the terminal with 200 passengers on board.

People on the ground freaked out because they think it’s about to crash.  But it turns out it’s something called an “honorary flyover” . . . and the pilots got permission to do it from air traffic control.  A video shot from a different angle shows that no one was in danger . . . but it’s still being investigated.

Pilot performs very dangerous fly-by with 200 passengers on board

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