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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Sunday 26 July 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 2R
Operator:Aeroflot / Lithuania
Registration: CCCP-29387
C/n / msn: 1G79-18
First flight: 1967
Total airframe hrs:1750
Cycles:14723
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Aukštelkai (   Lithuania)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The An-2 crashed while on an unauthorised flight from Šeduva after crop-spraying operations for the sovkhoz (state farm) Gražionis near Radviliškis when the intoxicated pilot performed unauthorised manoeuvres at low height. The aircraft lost speed and crashed into the Možaicai forest near Aukštelkai (25 km east of Šiauliai) and burnt out.

Classification:
Flightcrew member's alcohol, drug usage
Loss of control

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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