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Last updated: 17 February 2019
Date:Wednesday 30 July 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT45 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 42-512
Operator:Air Littoral
Registration: F-GPYE
C/n / msn: 492
First flight: 1996
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127E
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Florence-Peretola Airport (FLR) (   Italy)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE/LFMN), France
Destination airport:Florence-Peretola Airport (FLR/LIRQ), Italy
Flightnumber: 701
The aircraft landed long and fast (40 kts above the target speed over the threshold) and overran Florences 1650 m runway 23. The ATR came to rest with the nose against the side of the A11 highway.
The runway threshold was displaced, leaving 1030 m landing distance.

Runway excursion

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport to Florence-Peretola Airport as the crow flies is 319 km (199 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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