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2 Italian air force planes collide mid air, killing pilots

March 7, 2023  By Wings Staff

ROME (AP) — Two Italian air force pilots were killed Tuesday during an exercise when the light aircraft they were flying collided mid-air and crashed to the ground, Italy’s air force said in a statement.

The two U-208 aircraft crashed near the Guidonia military airport, located around 25 kilometers (15 miles) northeast of Rome. No injuries on the ground were reported.

Italian news agency ANSA said one of the planes landed in a field and the other fell onto a parked car.

Premier Giorgia Meloni expressed her condolences to the pilots’ families and colleagues.


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