Turin: Girl, 5, killed after Italian military jet crash

Turin: Girl, 5, killed after Italian military jet crash

Sep 16, 2023 by BBC News - World

Key Facts

  • Image source, EPA Image caption, The pilot escaped by parachuting while a five-year-old girl died in the crash An Italian military jet has crashed while taking part in an acrobatic exercise in Turin killing a five-year-old girl in a car on the ground.
  • Video filmed near Turin's main airport shows nine aircraft gaining altitude in two tight formations before one peels away and starts to fall out of the sky.
  • According to local Italian media, an initial investigation suggests the aircraft may have collided with a flock of birds, possibly causing an animal to enter the engine and leading to engine failure.
  • The jet was part of the Frecce Tricolori demonstration team which had been due to take part in an event marking 100 years of the Italian air force on Sunday.

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