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An-26 plane crash: Farewell ceremony held in Kharkiv

Source : 112 Ukraine

It was attended by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky
12:45, 6 October 2020

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October 6, a farewell ceremony for those killed in the An-26 plane crash near Chuhuiv was held in Kharkiv. The broadcast was conducted by 112 Ukraine TV channel.

The ceremony was attended by President Zelensky.

On September 27, Kharkiv hosted the ceremony in memory of cadet Vitalii Volkhovskyi, who managed to survive the crash of the An-26 military aircraft near Chuhuiv but died in intensive care.

Related: 2020 Chuhuiv An-26 crash: How riskful is using long lifer planes?

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.

As of now, the investigative bodies are considering several different versions of the crash. The Minister of Strategic Industries of Ukraine Oleh Urusky stated that the accident could have been caused by technical malfunctions and human factors.

Related: An-26 plane crash: Experts compare data from black boxes, - source

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