On 21 May, at 4:10 PM, the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre of the Lithuanian Navy decided to terminate the above-water search operation to find two pilots of the Lithuanian aircraft An-2.
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A decision regarding the underwater search operation will be made in the short run.

"We are forced to state that we have done everything that was possible to find the pilots. It is painful to admit it but it is not possible to survive that long under such conditions. Now we must plan our resources and get prepared for other potential search and rescue operations in the sea," said Artūras Andrušaitis, the chief of the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre.

The plane with two pilots went missing while crossing the Baltic Sea from Sweden to Lithuania on Saturday afternoon.

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