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Terrible collision between two military aircraft in Guidonia: impact is fatal, pilots dead

It was just past noon when two ultralight military training aircraft collided over the skies of Guidonia Montecelio, a municipality in the metropolitan city of Rome (Italy).

For the two U-208 aircraft, the impact was fatal. The two pilots died. The aircraft crashed respectively in a meadow adjacent to a shopping centre and in the village of Colle Fiorito. No other persons were fortunately involved.

According to initial reconstructions, the accident occurred during a training mission with several aircraft, with the two aircraft allegedly touching each other for reasons still to be ascertained.

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We are in Guidonia Montecelio, Rome (Italy)
It was just past noon when two ultralight military training aircraft collided over the skies of Guidonia Montecelio, a municipality in the metropolitan city of Rome (Italy). For the two U-208 aircraft, the impact was fatal. The two pilots died. No other persons were fortunately involved.
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Ground impact
One of the two aircraft crashed in the middle of the countryside, not far from a shopping centre. The impact with the ground did not affect other people.
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Impact on a car
The other plane, however, crashed in the residential area of Campo Fiorito (Rome), hitting a car parked on the street and causing a large cloud of smoke. Fortunately, no other people were involved in this case either.
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A training mission was in progress
Initial checks did not reveal any damage to the house located a few steps away from the flames. The rescue machine was immediately set in motion, including ambulances and fire brigades. According to initial reconstructions, the accident occurred during a training mission with several aircraft, with the two aircraft touching each other for reasons still to be ascertained,
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Condolences from Italian PM Giorgia Meloni
The municipality of Guidonia Montecelio (Rome) is home to the military airport named in memory of aviator Alfredo Barbieri. Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni expressed her condolences for the victims involved in the crash.
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