VIDEO: The shocking moment a Eurofighter Typhoon airshow display ended with the jet crashing into the sea

A Eurofighter Typhoon at the Royal International Air Tattoo in July. Picture: Getty Images

A test pilot died after crashing his Eurofighter Typhoon into the ocean during an airshow in Italy.

The incident occurred on Sunday, but different angles of the crash caught on video by many spectators are now appearing on YouTube and social media channels.

Astonishing footage shows the pilot pulling aerobatic manoeuvers before turning into a roll with the fighter inverted and diving towards the sea.

The pilot began pulling out of the dive, but had left it too late. Here’s one of the clips (warning — some people may find this distressing to watch):

Here’s another view.

Unfortunately, the pilot, Captain Gabriele Orlandi, was unable to eject to safety from the €85 million aircraft. His body was recovered soon after and the rest of the Terracina Air Show was cancelled immediately.

The UK Telegraph reports the man’s girlfriend and parents were in the crowd watching the stunt.

Two investigations have been opened into the cause of the crash.

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