Date: November 09, 1971
Time: 0540
Location: Off Livorno, Italy
Operator: Military - Royal Air Force
Flight #: ?
Route: San Giusto - Sardinia
AC Type: Lockheed C-130K Hercules
Registration: XV216
cn / ln: 4243
Aboard: 52   (passengers:46  crew:6)
Fatalities: 52   (passengers:46  crew:6)
Ground: 0
Summary: The plane, carrying paratroopers, crashed into the Ligurian Sea about 20 miles west of Pisa shortly after taking off from San Giusto Airport. In-flight structural failure. Cause undetermined.

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