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Italian AF Tornado crash (X2) following mid-air?

Old 19th Aug 2014, 16:24
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Italian AF Tornado crash (X2) following mid-air?

Just been reading on another forum, reports from Twitter of a pair of AMI Tornado having crashed following a mid-air. Although I can't find anything doing a news search?

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Old 19th Aug 2014, 16:31
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Further down the page in the Italian sub-forum somebody has just posted this:

Ascoli Piceno, incidente in volo tra due Tornado dell'Aeronautica: piloti salvi - Tgcom24

Sorry, can't help with a translation.
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Old 19th Aug 2014, 16:40
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Roughly translated, it says, two aircraft touched in flight and one caught fire, both aircraft then crashed, I think, but can't confirm due to a dodgy translation that, the report suggests at least two crew managed to eject?

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Old 19th Aug 2014, 16:42
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That is what I got as well.

And it seemed to indicate that both pilots survived although
it was a dodgy translation.

Also, fires started on the ground.
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Old 19th Aug 2014, 16:44
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I think (with my very, very basic Italian) that "piloti salvi" may indicate that at least someone survived. Hoping for positive news.
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Old 19th Aug 2014, 17:01
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http://www.ansa.it/english/news/gene...c079900fc.html

No parachutes seen

Hope they are ok
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Old 19th Aug 2014, 17:07
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Translation is pretty good...

Basically the two ship collide and both plane crash on the hill....seems that the four crews ejected but no confirmation on chute yet...

Will see!(... And hope!)
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Old 19th Aug 2014, 18:20
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Two Italian Tornado jets crash on training exercise
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Old 19th Aug 2014, 19:21
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Yet another case of "the pilots ejected", and indeed the same now on Fox News.

Don't any media outlets know about 2-seat aircraft? fingers still crossed for good mews for all 4 crew.
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Old 19th Aug 2014, 20:58
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The original article says that a parachute has been found, but nobody with it.

The 20:21 Telegiornale update says that the crews (pilots and navs ejected) but are 'lost'.

Photo here ( at 2000GMT): http://www.rainews.it

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Now that is a one in a million photograph if ever I saw one.


Hope the crews are OK.

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Old 19th Aug 2014, 21:53
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Glad both crews managed to eject. That could have been much worse.
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Old 19th Aug 2014, 22:32
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Ejection does not mean survival. Remember our own Moray Firth collision.

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Old 20th Aug 2014, 08:57
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The crews have been named but still missing....
Capt. Alessandro Dotto and Capt. Giuseppe Palminteri, Capt. Mariangela Valentini and Capt. Paolo Piero Franzese.
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Old 20th Aug 2014, 10:30
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Glad both crews managed to eject. That could have been much worse.
Did you read any of this thread before you posted that Typhoon?

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Old 20th Aug 2014, 10:32
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One fatality just being confirmed....
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Old 20th Aug 2014, 11:09
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The photograph allegedly shows the moment after the collision:

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Old 20th Aug 2014, 12:58
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It would appear those involved here were 3 males and a female, the latter being one of the pilots. Two bodies recovered so far this morning, one confirmed as a male.
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Old 20th Aug 2014, 15:04
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Are all Italian Tornado aircrew not pilots, albeit the back seaters operating in a WSO role? Or do they have specialist WSOs?
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Second body found. A news conference was scheduled for Thursday at a military airport at Ghedi in northern Italy to discuss the training mission and the jets.

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