This aircraft left the PZL Swidnik factory in Poland back in June 1974. Personalized as a trainer it was unit 30 in construction batch 36. The machine soon entered service with the Soviet Air Force. Later on it was sold to Lithuania and registered LY-HBY
The aircraft was purchased by a private Swedish owner in early-2004 . The registration was changed to LY-HCT
, making it a sister ship to the \"Swedish\" LY-HCS
. It was flown here via Gotland in mid-2004.