Apologies for the quality. Other snippets from the video show wingtip tanks, but these could be a mod. The most distinctive thing about it that I can see it the side window

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This may be the same aircraft, but can't guarantee it

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  • $\begingroup$ what/where is the video? $\endgroup$ May 17, 2023 at 21:17
  • $\begingroup$ The video isn't aviation related, the plane appearred for just a few seconds, the only decent stills from it are here. $\endgroup$
    – Greg Woods
    May 19, 2023 at 16:07

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The aircraft is a 1971-1976 Cessna 421B. Here is why:

The pilot side window vent identifiers this as a pressurized Cessna 400 series which means Cessna 414 or Cessna 421.

The Propellor hub looks like it has a higher thrust line, and is attached to a geared engine, which means it has to be a Cessna 421. If the engine is not geared, it may be a Cessna 414.

The tip tanks are stock Cessna tanks. Which came on many models.

The long nose narrows it down to a Cessna 421B because the Cessna 414 with tip tanks had a short nose. The Cessna 421B was manufactured from 1971 to 1976.

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  • $\begingroup$ Those geared engines are run sooooo hard. $\endgroup$
    – John K
    May 17, 2023 at 22:40
  • $\begingroup$ Superb answer. Thanks for sharing the reasoning behind it $\endgroup$
    – Greg Woods
    May 18, 2023 at 22:25
  • $\begingroup$ I swear that triangular window looks like a "wing window," common in cars of the era. I know it's not one, but still. $\endgroup$ May 19, 2023 at 1:06

It appears to be a Cessna 421. (Source)

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