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Date:Saturday 25 April 1970
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: MM52-6018
MSN: 10948
First flight: 1952
Engines: 2 Wright R-3350
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 19
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Rivolto Air Base (   Italy)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Rivolto Air Base (LIPI), Italy
Destination airport:Grazzanise Air Base (LIRM), Italy
Number one engine problems; crashed.

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Distance from Rivolto Air Base to Grazzanise Air Base as the crow flies is 549 km (343 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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