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10 of the Most Drastic Sports Tragedies

Superga Air Tragedy

On May 4, 1949, a plane carrying the entire football team of Turin crashed into Superga Hill in northern Italy. The plane crashed after the pilots were hit with bad weather conditions causing them to hit the wall of the basilica that bordered the hill. 31 passengers were killed,  which included the 18 members of the II Grande Torino, club officials, team crew and journalists.

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