Two Italian Air Force light aircraft crashed into each other during practice flights near Rome on Tuesday. Both pilots are dead.
The two Piaggio Siae-208 light aircraft (see tweet below) collided for reasons still unknown while practicing over the town of Guidonia Montecelio near Rome. After the crash, one of the two machines fell on a field, the other on a car parked next to houses. In addition to the two dead, there have been no reports of other victims so far. Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni was dismayed by the crash and the death of the two pilots. “On behalf of the government, I offer my deepest condolences and solidarity to the families, colleagues at 60 Squadron and the Air Force. Our prayers go out to them,” said the right-wing politician, according to a statement.