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An-26 military plane crashed near Kharkiv, killing 22 people

Source : 112 Ukraine

The plane crash happened during the approach of the aircraft
23:17, 25 September 2020

Tonight, on September 25, a plane crash occurred in the Kharkiv region near the city of Chuguiv. This was told in the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

It is reported that the plane crashed An-26 (tail number 76) of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

“The plane crashed while landing. In addition to the crew, there were cadets of the Kharkiv University of the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces on board.

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There are people killed and injured, "the message says.

According to ZN.UA sources, there were 30 cadets of the Ivan Kozhedub's Kharkiv University of the Air Force on board.

The Kharkiv Regional Department of the National Police clarified that the plane crash occurred on the 530th kilometer of the Kyiv-Kharkiv highway.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine reported that the plane crashed at a distance of about 2 km to the military airport of military unit A 4104. There were military pilots and cadets on board.

"There were 23 people on board (five crew members and 18 cadets). As of 21:45, 18 dead and two seriously injured," the Interior Ministry said.

Later, Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko said that 24 people could have been on board, and as of 22:00, there were already 22 people killed.

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"As of 22:00, according to the State Emergencies Service, the death of 22 people was confirmed. Two survivors in serious condition were sent to the hospital. Rescuers continue to disassemble the crashed fuselage of the aircraft and look for other dead and injured," Gerashchenko wrote on his Facebook page.

According to the head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration Oleksiy Kucher, who is at the scene, there were 28 people on board, including seven officers and 21 cadets. 22 people were killed, two are in the hospital, the fate of four more is still unknown.

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