Status: 16.09.2023, 19:45 p.m.
By: Karolin Schäfer
A plane crashes in Italy. © Youtube screenshot @QuotidianoCanavese
A tragedy unfolds at the airport in Turin. An Italian Air Force plane crashes briefly. A five-year-old girl loses her life.
Turin – During a training flight, an Italian Air Force plane crashed. Shortly after take-off, the pilot apparently lost control, the machine hit the runway.
Plane crash in Italy: Pilot saves himself by ejection seat – child dies
Actually, rehearsals were supposed to take place for the upcoming celebration of the Air Force in Italy on Sunday (September 17). However, the plane crashed shortly after take-off near Turin Airport in the village of Caselle, as reported by the Italian daily Corriere della Sera. The jet hit the bottom of the runway, a huge cloud of smoke developed.
Videos on social media show the crash of the plane. You can also see how the pilot can eject himself from the jet before the collision. Shortly thereafter, the parachute went up. According to the newspaper, he was unharmed, but was in shock and was transported to a nearby hospital.
As Rai News 24 reported, a five-year-old girl is said to have died in the crash. A nine-year-old boy suffered burns. The two parents were also injured, according to the information. The international airport has been temporarily closed.
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