Italian Typhoon jet crashes into the sea during airshow

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  • Eurofighter Typhoon crashed into the oceans during an Italian airshow display 
  • The violent impact leave water and wreckage hanging in the air after the crash
  • The pilot, Capt. Gabriele Orlandi, failed to eject from the aircraft before impact
  • His body was discovered around an hour and-a-half after the tragic collision  

By Stewart Paterson For Mailonline

Published: 14:56 EDT, 24 September 2017 | Updated: 19:29 EDT, 24 September 2017

A Eurofighter Typhoon has crashed into the sea during an airshow display in Italy. 

The Italian Air Force F-2000A Typhoon crashed into the sea off Terrancia, 47 miles south of Rome. 

Horrifying footage uploaded to social media shows the aircraft beginning the manoeuvre as it climbs above the clouds.

The Typhoon was filmed performing a huge loop before descending back down towards the sea. 

The Typhoon believed to be involved in the crash as it takes off from Grosseto during the Marina di Grosseto airshow. Pictured courtesy of David Cenciotti
The Typhoon believed to be involved in the crash as it takes off from Grosseto during the Marina di Grosseto airshow. Pictured courtesy of David Cenciotti

The Typhoon believed to be involved in the crash as it takes off from Grosseto during the Marina di Grosseto airshow. Pictured courtesy of David Cenciotti

Horrifying footage uploaded to social media shows the aircraft beginning the manoeuvre as it climbs above the clouds
Horrifying footage uploaded to social media shows the aircraft beginning the manoeuvre as it climbs above the clouds

Horrifying footage uploaded to social media shows the aircraft beginning the manoeuvre as it climbs above the clouds

But it is us unable to regain altitude and smashes into the ocean, leaving a huge cloud of water and debris hanging in the air. 

The event was attended by thousands of spectators and  gasps can be heard from the crowd as the jet plunges into the sea.

Sadly the pilot, Capt. Gabriele Orlandi, failed to eject from the aircraft before the collision. 

The Typhoon was filmed performing a huge loop before descending back down towards the sea off the coast of Italy 

The event was attended by thousands of spectators and gasps from audible gasps from the crowd can be heard as the jet plunges into the sea
The event was attended by thousands of spectators and gasps from audible gasps from the crowd can be heard as the jet plunges into the sea

The event was attended by thousands of spectators and gasps from audible gasps from the crowd can be heard as the jet plunges into the sea

The 36-year-old airman's body was discovered around one and-a-half hours following the deadly crash, local media reports.

'It was terrible. The plane should have touched the water and then traced back but instead crashed to the sea,' one spectator told Lastampa.it. 

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