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03/02/1998 Cavalese cable car disaster

The Cavalese cable car disaster occurred near the Italian town of Cavalese. Twenty people died when a United States Marine Corps EA-6B Prowler aircraft while flying too low, against regulations, in order for the pilots to "have fun" and "take videos of the scenery" cut a cable supporting a gondola of an aerial tramway.

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  • Cavalese cable car disaster (1998) 

  • Details of the disaster 

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  • First trial 

  • U.S. official report 

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