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Accident description
Last updated: 18 November 2017
Date:Wednesday 27 May 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 2R
Operator:Aeroflot / Latvia
Registration: CCCP-70501
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)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Saldus, Latvia
Destination airport:?
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.
The Antonov is now parked at the Visby aviation museum.


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