Narrative:The pilot stole an An-2 and fled to Sweden. He ditched the aircraft and swam to the shore of Gotland Island where he requested political asylum.
|Date:||Wednesday 27 May 1987|
|Operator:||Aeroflot / Latvia|
|C/n / msn:|| 1G144-12|
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||off Visby ( Sweden)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Saldus, Latvia|
The Antonov is now parked at the Visby aviation museum.
» Soviet Transports
» PZC 29-5-1987
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.