Tragic afternoon this Saturday in Turin. According to local media, an Italian army plane crashed on the runway, leaving a five-year-old girl dead and several injured, including the child’s family and the pilot, who parachuted out while the plane was falling. .
The fatal accident took place on Saturday afternoon, when a plane from the Frecce Tricolori – the aerobatics squadron of the Italian Air Force -, which was carrying out tests for an exhibition scheduled for Sunday, lost altitude and crashed. during the takeoff phase at the San Francesco al Campo air base, in Caselle, Turin. The aircraft crashed to the ground and caught fire, causing a tragedy. A five-year-old girl, who was watching the exhibition with her family, lost her life due to the flames generated by the impact.
In a shocking video, collected by several Italian media, it shows the pilot of the Aermacchi MB-339 plane, successfully ejecting with a parachute before the aircraft crashed. Although the pilot managed to survive, the girl who was present on the track with her family did not have the same luck. According to The Republic, his nine-year-old brother also suffered serious burns due to the fire, as did his parents. The brother has been transferred to the Orthopedic Trauma Center (CTO) and his parents, along with the pilot, to the San Giovanni Battista hospital in Turin.
According to Italian media reports, the family had traveled by car to witness the acrobatic flights to a well-known rural road in the area that borders the facilities and has several points with good panoramic views of the airport’s activity. According to the first information from emergency teams, a burning piece broke off from the plane and hit the family vehicle. As a result, the girl was killed and the other family members were seriously injured.
This incident has left deep sadness in the Piedmontese region, at the same time voices are beginning to emerge that question the safety of air shows and the tests related to them in Italy, according to reports Corriere della Sera. Authorities are carrying out investigations to determine the exact causes of the accident.