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

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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 15 miles northeast of Rome. No injuries on the ground were reported.

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The burned remains of one of the two Italian Air Force U-208 aircrafts that crashed in Guidonia, on the outskirts of Rome, Tuesday, March 7, 2023, is covered with a white cloth in the residential district where it fell. Two pilots died in the crash.

The burned remains of one of the two Italian Air Force U-208 aircrafts that crashed in Guidonia, on the outskirts of Rome, Tuesday, March 7, 2023, is covered with a white cloth in the residential district where it fell. Two pilots died in the crash. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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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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