C130j crashed in Pisa, all crew members died

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C130j crashed in Pisa, all crew members died

ROME - An Italian Air Force C-130J crashed during a training flight in Italy today, killing all five crew members aboard.



RESCUERS SEARCH NEAR an Italian military C-130 Hercules transport plane that crashed on take-off during a training flight today near Pisa, Italy. The aircraft hit the ground almost immediately after take-off and caught fire, killing all five people o (AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE)
The aircraft crashed onto train tracks and burst into flames near Pisa military airport, setting electrical wires on fire. The aircraft was based at Pisa, one of 22 C130Js flown by the Italian Air Force's 46th Air Brigade.

The aircraft crashed as it was regaining altitude after making a practice approach to the airport's runway, the Air Force said in a statement.

A spokesman said the cause of the crash was under investigation. A conference on Air Power scheduled to be held by the Italian Air Force in Florence on Nov. 26 and 27 has been postponed due to the incident, the Air Force said.

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Five killed as Italian C-130J transport crashes
By Pino Modola


A Lockheed Martin C-130J transport from the Italian air force’s 46th Air Brigade crashed immediately after taking off on a routine training flight from Pisa at around 14:10 local time on 23 November, killing the two pilots and three other personnel onboard.

Initial eyewitness reports were contradictory, with some saying the C-130J started to roll before diving, and others reporting to have seen a fire on board immediately after take-off.

Another source says an EasyJet Airbus A319 was circling Pisa airport while the C-130J climbed, with the Hercules having been seen to make a right turn before hitting the ground and catching fire. It crashed on a nearby railway line, with an oncoming train having managed to stop before reaching the point of impact. The aircraft’s wreckage was spread within an area with a radius of about 150m (490ft).

No further information has been made available. The Italian air force had a fleet of 22 C-130Js, including 10 stretched-fuselage -30s, prior to the accident.

Five killed as Italian C-130J transport crashes-23/11/2009-Flightglobal.com
 

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Five killed as Italian C-130J transport crashes
By Pino Modola


A Lockheed Martin C-130J transport from the Italian air force’s 46th Air Brigade crashed immediately after taking off on a routine training flight from Pisa at around 14:10 local time on 23 November, killing the two pilots and three other personnel onboard.

Initial eyewitness reports were contradictory, with some saying the C-130J started to roll before diving, and others reporting to have seen a fire on board immediately after take-off.

Another source says an EasyJet Airbus A319 was circling Pisa airport while the C-130J climbed, with the Hercules having been seen to make a right turn before hitting the ground and catching fire. It crashed on a nearby railway line, with an oncoming train having managed to stop before reaching the point of impact. The aircraft’s wreckage was spread within an area with a radius of about 150m (490ft).

No further information has been made available. The Italian air force had a fleet of 22 C-130Js, including 10 stretched-fuselage -30s, prior to the accident.

Five killed as Italian C-130J transport crashes-23/11/2009-Flightglobal.com
 

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