2 Italian air force planes collide mid-air, killing pilots

Two Italian air force planes collided in mid-air and crashed to the ground, killing both pilots

ByThe Associated Press
March 7, 2023, 8:16 AM

ROME -- 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.

One of the planes crashed into a car on a narrow residential street lined with apartment buildings; the other landed in a field.

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

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