The An-2 plane, which crashed and sank in the Baltic Sea in mid-May, will be lifted up from the bottom of the sea for divers to be able to inspect it, Lithuanian Transport and Communications Minister Rimantas Sinkevičius said on Wednesday, adding that there are currently no plans to salvage the aircraft.
Parodė nuskendusio lėktuvo nuotrauką
© KAM

The minister told a press conference that the plane would be lifted from the seabed to the depth of 5-10 meters below the sea surface using special cables. Upon confirmation that it's safe to dive, six Lithuanian divers will be capable of entering the plane and removing the pilots' bodies, if they are found.

Upon its inspection, the plane would be lowered back onto the bottom of the sea, Sinkevičius said.

If specialists do not manage to collect sufficient amount of information to identify the cause of the accident, the authorities will then consider salvaging the aircraft, the minister added.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Number of prisoners to be decreased in Lithuania - minister

Lithuania's Ministry of Justice is working on a project which, if fully implemented, should contribute...

Several students injured in tear gas attack at Lithuanian school

Two 15 year olds conducted a tear gas attack at a school in Lithuania, injuring 7 children, police...

How to save when shopping online?

With the growing popularity of online sales, customers of such stores are often looking for a variety...

Gender equality is human right, and it is great for society. Let’s listen to Norwegians (1)

Even though Lithuania has achieved a lot in gender equality, it is still a long way to go, especially...

Kaunas is the most innovative city in Lithuania - expert

Less talked about Kaunas startup world is experiencing a breakthrough. Products developed in city’s...