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Italian military plane crashes, 5 dead

The wreckage of a C-130 Italian air force transport plane is seen on the ground near train tracks outside a military airport in the Tuscan city of Pisa, Italy. Photo: AP  

An Italian air force transport plane crashed onto train tracks near a military airport in the Tuscan city of Pisa on Monday and burst into flames, killing its five-member crew, officials said.

Air force Col. Mauro Gabetta said the C-130 was on a training flight and had been approaching the airport when it suddenly veered away and then crashed. The cause of the crash was under investigation.

The Pisa fire department said the plane crashed onto railway tracks, setting afire electrical wires. There was no train in the area at the time.

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