Terrifying video of a near collision between fighter jet and airliner

There's not a lot details of this video of a near collision between a fighter jet and an airliner. Taken from the fighter's cockpit, it seems that the pilot—who is Italian—was completely taken by surprise. It could have been a full frontal hit.


Imagine the face of the pilots in the airliner.

My italoñolo is rusty, but it seems that the pilot says that he saw it at the last second and wasn't expecting it. Then air traffic control asks him to check his course and change altitude, but I may be mistaken. Any Italians care to translate the conversation in the comments?

If the video doesn't jump, go to the 3:45 mark.

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Throughout the exchange the controllers continuously tell him to recycle his radar transponder, so the controller doesn't have him on radar. The controller also expects him to be at 320, but he's at 360 (4000 higher than he's supposed to be). Finally realizing his transponder is shot, he asks his wingman to turn his on (formations fly with only one transponder on). The controller immediately sees the formation at that point and incredulously asks him to confirm he's down at 320. When the pilot says no, he's directed to "descend immediately to 320.