Lonely Planet Writer

Pilot killed in horror air show crash in Italy

Pilot killed in airshow crash in Italy.
Pilot killed in airshow crash in Italy. Image by Elliott Brown / CC BY 2.0

An airshow in the Italian coastal town of Alba Adriatica ended in tragedy at the weekend, after one of the aircraft appeared to lose power and dropped on top of another plane. Video of the event captured by onlookers shows the two planes colliding and spiraling towards the sea. One of the pilots was rescued with only minor injuries, despite the fact that his plane flipped over when he tried to make an emergency landing in the surf, but the other pilot involved in the crash was killed. Read more and watch the video: telegraph.co.uk