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An-26 crash: Head of Kharkiv Air Force University suspended from duties

Source : 112 Ukraine

The crash occurred on September 25
10:10, 24 October 2020

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The head of the Kharkiv University of the Air Force, Oleksandr Turynsky, was suspended from his duties until the final official establishment of all the causes the An-26 aircraft crash. This was reported by the press center of the Ministry of Defense.

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"Until the final official establishment of all the circumstances and causes of the An-26 crash, Major General Oleksandr Turynsky has been suspended from the post of head of Kharkiv Air Force University named after Ivan Kozhedub," the statement informs.

It is also noted that the work of the commission of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine on technical investigation of the An-26 crash in Kharkiv region and the government commission headed by Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Strategic Industries Oleh Urusky is currently underway.

Related: An-26 crash: Seven crew members awarded posthumously

As we reported earlier, on September 25, at about 20:50 near the military airport of Chuhuiv, Kharkiv region, a military aircraft AN-26 fell and caught fire.

Rescue work was carried out by 70 people of the State Emergency Situations Service. According to preliminary estimates of flight safety specialists, one of the sensors in the left engine of the aircraft failed.

On October 21, seven crew members of the flight posthumously received the Exemplary Service Badge.

Related: Government commission establishes causes of An-26 plane crash, - official

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