Update: The French aircraft crew has apologized saying that it was not “their intention to cause any disturbance”. They went on to say “We understand that some Bermuda residents and visitors, in particular some cruise ship passengers, may have been surprised or scared, and for this we sincerely apologise”.
Original Article: Passengers on last week’s Norwegian Breakaway cruise received a scare on June 24 when an airplane flew extremely close to the cruise ship during a military training exercise.
A passenger on Norwegian Breakaway, Richard Ogle, filmed the video from the Sundeck (Deck 18) of the Dassault Falcon 50 flyby during a training exercise and posted it on YouTube. You can watch the video of the flyby below.
Although the reason for the plane flying extremely close to the cruise ship is unknown, The Bernews reported on June 24, 2016 that military jets were flying at low altitude over Bermuda. The police received several calls from concerned members of the public about the the low altitude of the planes. However, the news site also said that two military jets had permission from the Department of Civil Aviation to conduct low altitude circuits over Bermuda.