Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni said two Italian Air Force planes collided mid-air during a training exercise northwest of Rome on Tuesday, killing both pilots.
Broadcast footage of the crash site near Rome, Italy, where two Air Force training planes collided and both pilots were reportedly killed. #Italypic.twitter.com/Y4sWF1OipS
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According to an Air Force press release, the two pilots were aboard the U-208 training aircraft and were participating in a training mission.
The cause of the collision could not be ascertained immediately.
Ms Meloni said: “We are devastated to hear of the death of two Air Force pilots during a training accident near Gaidonia.”
The Prime Minister expressed his condolences to the families of the pilots and the members of the Air Force.
The U-208 is a light, single-engine aircraft that can carry four passengers and the pilot, and has a maximum speed of 285 kmh (177 mph).
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