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Last updated: 6 December 2021
Date:Wednesday 27 May 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2R
Operator:Aeroflot / Latvia
Registration: CCCP-70501
MSN: 1G144-12
First flight: 1973
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft 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 on display at the Gotlands Försvarsmuseum.


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» PZC 29-5-1987


photo of Antonov-An-2R-CCCP-70501
accident date: 27-05-1987
type: Antonov An-2R
registration: CCCP-70501
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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