Typhoon Pilot Dies In Airshow Crash

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An Italian air force pilot is dead after his Typhoon fighter crashed in the ocean during an airshow near Rome on Sunday. Capt. Gabriele Orlandi’s jet failed to recover from a loop and hit the water about a mile offshore from Terracina, about 30 miles south of Rome. Horrified spectators were watching from a beach when the aircraft pancaked at a high rate of speed. There was no visible attempt to eject.

Orlandi’s wife and parents were reportedly in the audience. Orlandi's routine was the feature event of the show. His body was found about 90 minutes after the crash. The Italian air force is investigating. Video below might be disturbing for some to watch.

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