A video posted online shows the aircraft crashing seconds after the formation takes off. The pilot managed to eject but the aircraft hit a car killing a little girl and injuring her family.
An MB-339A/PAN MLU of the Frecce Tricolori display team crashed on take off from Turin-Caselle airport in the afternoon on Sept. 16, 2023.
The aircraft was taking off in the first of two 5-ship sections that were due to perform at the Vercelli Airshow 2023 when it experienced a problem that forced the pilot to eject.
Unfortunately, the MB-339 hit a car traveling on a road just outside the perimeter fence: a 5-year-old girl was killed, and her mother, father and 9-year-old brother were injured according to the reports.
A video posted online by the Quotidiano Canavese media outlet shows the aircraft crashing on the ground.