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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Date:Thursday 3 March 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Operator:Aeronautica Militare Italiana - AMI
Registration: MM61996
MSN: 4492
First flight: 1973
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 39 / Occupants: 39
Total:Fatalities: 44 / Occupants: 44
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:16 km (10 mls) E of Pisa-Arturo dell'Oro Air Base (PSA) (   Italy)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Pisa-Arturo dell'Oro Air Base (PSA/LIRP), Italy
Destination airport:Pisa-Arturo dell'Oro Air Base (PSA/LIRP), Italy
Crashed into Monte Serra in fog; possible loss of situational awareness.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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