Aircraft died in different ways. Someone dies in sky, and someone is dies in take-off. All we will die. It is not a state of rest, when the winged machine is on a pedestal and descendants are proud to look and think what the heroes were flying on it. Someone of you is giving knowledge to a new generation of pilots and someone of you is die in war.
I have seen many deaths, i have seen rows of planes which never will take off. The most terrible death for the aircraft - it is death on the ground, in oblivion, with the removed motor, with frayed wings and with lock on the passenger door.
You have betrayed and forgotten. R.I.P. like a country that gave you life. I have nothing more to say, look.
In 31 august 1947 An-2 is made its first flight.