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Aermacchi MB-339PAN

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On 16 September 2023, in Turin, Italy, a tragic plane crash occurred involving this aircraft from the Frecce Tricolori aerobatic team shortly after takeoff from Caselle Airport, due to an engine failure, probably, caused by the impact with one or more birds.
A burning piece broke away from the aircraft on impact, and is understood to have hit a car of a family inside, with the youngest casualty being five years old.
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Aermacchi MB-339PAN

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18th August 2023
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Aircraft Data

The Aermacchi MB-339 was developed as a follow on from the companies earlier MB-26. The MB-339 is a two seat advanced jet trainer with full aerobatic qualities.

Operated by the Italian Air Force display team the Frecce Tricolori.

Summary data for Aermacchi MB-339 -
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers


1 x Rolls Royce Viper (2500 lbf) turbojet engine.


6 hard points can accommodate up to 4000lb of weapons including guns, bombs, rockets and missiles


Dimensions for Aermacchi MB-339 -
Length36 ft. 88 in.
Wing Span36 ft. 81 in.
Height12 ft. 81 in.
Empty Weight7,365 lbs.
Max Weight14,000 lbs.


Performance of Aermacchi MB-339 -
Max Speed470 kts
Cruise Speed400 kts
Ceiling45,000 ft.
Normal Range950nm
Max Range1,120nm

Updated 27th March 2009

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