Four dead in Italian transport plane crash: Report

A military C-130 Hercules transport plane crashed on take-off near Pisa in northwest Italy on Monday, killing at least four people, a news agency reported.

Updated: Nov 23, 2009, 20:15 PM IST

Rome: A military C-130 Hercules transport plane crashed on take-off near Pisa in northwest Italy on Monday, killing at least four people, a news agency reported.

The Italian air force press service said the aircraft hit the ground almost immediately after take-off and caught fire. There were five people aboard but there were no reports of casualties, it added.

Firemen were still tackling the blaze, the air force said.
Bureau Report