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Italian powerboat champion dies in tragic attempt to beat offshore speed record

Added 09-18-19 12:37:01pm EST - “Italian powerboat racing legend Fabio Buzzi and two crew members were tragically killed in Venice while attempting to break an offshore speed record.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “Italian powerboat champion dies in tragic attempt to beat offshore speed record”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The horrific incident took place on Tuesday night when a boat piloted by Buzzi, 76, crashed into an artificial reef that protects the city from flooding.

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The renowned racer and designer was attempting to set a new Monte Carlo to Venice record when his 20-meter boat was sent flying after striking the dam at a speed of 70 knots (130kph).

RIP Fabio Buzzi “Schianto: in the incident, that took the life of Fabio Buzzi "miraculously" Mario Invernizzi, thrown from the boat” https://t.co/Gy3hr8D2cqpic.twitter.com/cQa1wFgp12

“The boat took off and flew 30 meters through the air, landing on its stern on the other side of the causeway where the victims died on impact,” an official at Venice’s port authority said.

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