Yesterday’s accident in Lusevera, in the province of Udine. Alessio Ghersi, 34, originally from Domodossola, held the position of 2nd right wingman, Pony 5, within the formation
In yesterday’s tragic accident in Lusevera, in the province of Udine, in which an ultralight crashed to the ground, one of the two occupants who lost their lives was Captain Alessio Ghersi, a pilot in service with the 313th Aerobatic Training Group “Frecce Tricolori “. The Air Force joins the pain of the family members. The Chief of Staff of the Air Force, general of the air force Luca Goretti, on behalf of the entire Armed Forces, clings to his wife and their two children in this moment of deep pain.
The traditional event for the conclusion of the training period in view of the start of the aerobatic season, scheduled for May 1st on the Rivolto air base, will not take place.
Captain Ghersi, 34, originally from Domodossola, currently held the position of 2nd right wingman, Pony 5, within the formation of the Frecce Tricolori. He had entered the Air Force in 2007 with the Ibis V Course of the Air Force Academy. After flying school he was assigned to the 4th Wing of Grosseto, where he obtained the qualification of combat ready pilot on the Eurofighter aircraft, carrying out air defense activities both nationally and in NATO missions. Subsequently selected for the Frecce Tricolori, he would soon take part in his fifth acrobatic season with the National Acrobatic Team.