Antonov AN-26 military plane crashes in Ukraine, at least 22 dead


An Antonov AN-26 aircraft crashed in the Kharkov region of Ukraine in the late hours of September 25, 2020. At least 22 people died, the latest report showed.

Ukrainian Defence Ministry reported that there were 28 people on board the aircraft: 21 cadets and 7 crew members. All of them were military pilots and cadets of the Ivan Kozhedub Kharkiv University of Air Force.

The latest Ministry report showed that at least 22 people died and 2 have suffered severe burns to 90% of the body. Currently, 4 people more are still unaccounted, their condition is unknown.

According to Depo.Kharkiv, the local news agency, the cadets were performing a training flight. The fatal crash occurred during landing near the Eastern city of Chuhuyiv, close to the military airport.

The Ukrainian President’s office stated that the special government commission has been tasked to investigate the circumstances of the deadly crash.

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