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Accident description
Last updated: 15 December 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 25 August 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 2R
Operator:Aeroflot / Lithuania
Registration: CCCP-05856
C/n / msn: 1G16-17
First flight:
Total airframe hrs:3082
Cycles:11905
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:7 km (4.4 mls) from Šilale (   Lithuania)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The An-2 was engaged in crop-spraying operations from Šilale when the intoxicated second pilot set out on an unauthorised flight at dusk. The aircraft touched a tree top, 7 km from the airstrip, crashed and caught fire.

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