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Australian Transport Safety Bureau Reports on Mid-Air of Marchetti S-211s

Answers Incoming Surrounding Aerobatic Filmmaking Gone Wrong The Australian Transport Safety Bureau released its preliminary report into an ongoing investigation of a mid-air collision involving two jet trainer aircraft over Port Phillip Bay, south of Melbourne. The incident occurred on 19 November 2023, a pair of SIAI Marchetti S-211 aircraft were being used for an aerobatic formation filming flight when they struck one another, with one of the aircraft colliding with the water below. Both occupants of the aircraft were fatally injured. The report describes a series of maneuvers repeated for effect that ultimately culminated in a wing-clipping.

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