September 26, 2023

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One dead and three injured in an Italian Air Force demonstration team crash

One dead and three injured in an Italian Air Force demonstration team crash

Italian Air Force Tricolor grits The stunt team’s pilot jumped less than a second before a fatal accident occurred on takeoff from Turin-Caselle Airport in northwestern Italy.

The video was posted on YouTube It shows one of the team’s Aermacchi MB-339PAN aircraft breaking away from its five-story formation as it struggles to gain altitude. The pilot ejected just before impact. The flaming wreckage careened outside the airport perimeter and struck a car, killing a 5-year-old girl and sending her three surviving family members to the hospital with burns, according to a report from Italy Forget news agency.

Forget It was reported that the plane experienced engine trouble during take-off before it crashed. Tricolor grits They were reportedly on their way to perform at the Vercelli Air Show on Saturday.

The Turin Public Prosecutor’s Office began investigating the incident. Forget mentioned. the Tricolor grits They have flown the MB-339PAN since 1982 and were previously equipped with the Fiat G.91 PAN.

Frecce Tricolore displayed at the 2015 Dubai Airshow. (US Air Force via Wikimedia Commons)

Three team members and 67 spectators were killed in the Ramstein Air Show disaster after a low-altitude mid-air collision in 1988.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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