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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 16 May 2015
Time:ca 15:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 2R
Operator:Klaipedos avialinijos
Registration: LY-AET
C/n / msn: 1G192-07
First flight: 1981
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:116 km (72.5 mls) off Klaipeda, Lithuania [Baltic Sea] (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Kattleberg Airport, Sweden
Destination airport:Klaipeda Airport (KLJ/EYKL), Lithuania
Narrative:
The Antonov 2R aircraft took off from Kattleberg Airport, Sweden at 13:12 on 16 May, bound for Klaipeda, Lithuania. ETA was circa 17:20 hours. Last contact was at 15:16 when the aircraft was 97 nm offshore. No problems were reported.
The company bought aircraft in Sweden and was transporting it to Lithuania for agricultural use. The flight started in Stauning, Denmark, before coming to Kattleberg Airport. On Tuesday 19 May 2015 a Lithuanian military vessel located the plane at the bottom of the Baltic Sea, at a depth of 124 meters and 116 kilometers from the shore. The body of one pilots was located on May 21.

Sources:
» Ministry of National Defence Republic of Lithuania
» DELFI, 17-5-2015
» DELFI, 19-5-2015


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Kattleberg Airport to Klaipeda Airport as the crow flies is 603 km (377 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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