Fast & Furious 7 featurette explains the plane drop sequence: watch now

Universal has debuted a new behind-the-scenes featurette for Fast & Furious 7, offering an in-depth look at the explosive plane sequence in which the gang drive a squad of souped-up cars out of a plane.

The plane drop took centre stage in a previously-released clip from the movie. That brief teaser served as a tasty appetiser for the action-packed hijinks we can expect from Dom’s crew in this latest instalment.

Take a peek behind the curtain to see how that incredible feat was achieved:

Shining a spotlight on the production aspect of the scene, it’s amazing to witness actual stunt workers commandeering the vehicles during their high-altitude descent. It’s hard to believe the sequence wasn’t cooked up using CGI.

With jaw-dropping set pieces such as this, it’s no wonder the octane-fuelled sequel looks poised to be the year’s best blockbuster.

Directed by James Wan and starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, Fast & Furious 7 will race into cinemas on April 3, 2015.

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Gem Seddon is GamesRadar+'s west coast Entertainment News Reporter, working to keep all of you updated on all of the latest and greatest movies and shows on streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Outside of entertainment journalism, Gem can frequently be found writing about the alternative health and wellness industry, and obsessing over all things Aliens and Terminator on Twitter.