Harrowing footage has emerged of an Aermacchi MB-339-PAN jet from the Frecce Tricolori aerobatic team crashing in Torino.
The jet, registered as MM54539, was departing from Torino, where it was supposed to perform an aerial display, when the aircraft lost altitude and crashed into the ground.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Harrowing Footage of the Frecce Tricolori Crash in Torino…
Above is the harrowing footage observed by a bystander of the Frecce Tricolori aircraft departing in formation out of Torino Airport, before losing altitude and crashing into the ground.
It is understood that the pilot was able to eject from the aircraft before the impact into the ground.
A burning piece broke away from the aircraft on impact, and is understood to have hit a car of a family inside, with the youngest casualty being five years old.
The father and mother were also injured and were taken to hospital with severe burns as a result of the crash.
Early indications are suggesting that the Frecce Tricolori aircraft may have impacted birds on departure, which caused an engine flame out, Scramble reports.
Below are images of the aircraft wreckage, as well as the car that was hit by the impact:
All eyes will now be on the investigators who will look into the official cause of this crash. As a result of this crash, the event organised in Collegno, just outside of Torino, was cancelled.
This is a developing story.
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