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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 20 April 1964
Time:ca 10:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar
Operator:Aeronautica Militare Italiana - AMI
Registration: MM52-6036
C/n / msn: 11075
First flight: 1952
Engines: 2 Wright R-3350
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Pisa-Arturo dell'Oro Air Base (PSA) (   Italy)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Pisa-San Giusto Airport (PSA/LIRP), Italy
Destination airport:Grosseto Air Base (GRS/LIRS), Italy
Narrative:
The C-119 touched the water with its wing, causing the plane to hit the surface. The aircraft bounced and broke up.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Water

Sources:
» L'Unità


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Distance from Pisa-San Giusto Airport to Grosseto Air Base as the crow flies is 116 km (72 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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