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Pilot killed as jet crashes during Italian air show

Pilot killed as jet crashes during Italian air show”

An Italian Air Force pilot is dead after his Typhoon fighter crashed in the ocean during an air show near Rome on Sunday.

The accident happened during an air show on the seafront of TerracinaShocking Twitter footage shows the £125m aircraft streaking above the clouds as it starts a huge loop-the-loop manoeuvre.

The remains of the 36-year-old pilot were recovered 90 minutes after the crash.

Thousands of people gathered on the coast at Terracina today watched in horror as the jet completed a loop but then failed to get enough lift as it approached sea level.

A search and rescue mission was launched immediately after the incident, and the body of the pilot was recovered, the Air Force said in a statement. The remainder of the Terracina Air Show has been canceled.

Footage of the crash surfaced on social media shortly after the incident.

The Air Force stated the jet belonged to the its Test Flight Department, and crashed after entering the final phase of the flight schedule.



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