FILE - In this Monday Dec. 15, 2003 file photo, a view of the pieces of the reconstructed wreckage, in background, of the Itavia DC-9 passenger jetliner which crashed near the tiny Mediterranean ... more 
FILE - In this Monday Dec. 15, 2003 file photo, a view of the pieces of the reconstructed wreckage, in background, of the Itavia DC-9 passenger jetliner which crashed near the tiny Mediterranean island of Ustica June 27, 1980, in a hangar in Pratica di Mare, near Rome. An Italian court has ordered the government to pay euro100 million in civil damages to relatives of 81 people killed in a mysterious 1980 airplane disaster. The Government said Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, it would appeal the decision of the Palermo tribunal, which on Monday held Italy's transport and defense ministries liable for having failed to guarantee the security of the flight. The Itavia DC-9 airliner crashed en route from Bologna to Palermo near the tiny Mediterranean island of Ustica. The cause remains a mystery: some blame a bomb, others say the aircraft might have been caught in the crossfire of a military aerial dogfight. Italy's high court in 2007 upheld the acquittals of two air force generals accused of withholding information about the crash. (AP Photo/Emiliano Grillotti, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Emiliano Grillotti, File
Tue, Sep 13, 2011 1:47 PM EDT