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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Date:Wednesday 11 June 1997
Time:16:00 EDT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C501 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 501 Citation I/SP
Operator:American Trans Air
Registration: N1AT
C/n / msn: 501-0159
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Chub Cay Airport (CCZ) (   Bahamas)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL/KFLL), United States of America
Destination airport:Chub Cay Airport (CCZ/MYBC), Bahamas
During the landing roll with the speedbrakes deployed, the anti-skid activated and the brakes were applied but the airplane was not decelerating. A go-around was initiated but the plane failed to clear a grove of trees, collided and came to rest upright.



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N666JJ ended up as N1AT
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Distance from Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL to Chub Cay Airport as the crow flies is 237 km (148 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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