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.