Airplane Crash - Off Livorno, Italy 11/09/1971

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Off Livorno, Italy


Date11/09/1971
Time05:40
LocationOff Livorno, Italy
OperatorMilitary - Royal Air Force
RouteSan Giusto - Sardinia
TypeLockheed C-130K Hercules
RegistrationXV216
Cn/In4243
Aboard52
Fatalities52
Ground0
SummaryThe 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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