Investigators have to study actions of An-26 aircraft crew, organization of flights at Kharkiv University, - Urusky

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Deputy Prime Minister noted that after the left engine failure, the mission was stopped, but nevertheless, the flight was continued
08:30, 3 October 2020

An-26 plane crash in Kharkiv region

In establishing the causes of the An-26 crash, the investigators still have questions about the actions of the aircraft crew, as well as, in general, about the organization of flights at the Kharkiv University of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine named after Kozhedub. This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister Oleh Urusky, RBC Ukraine reports.

"There are a lot of issues to study. Not only the technical failure, but also the human factor. We'll study the entire flight organization system in this educational institution. Because there are a lot of questions about the organization of flights. And the crew's actions too," Urusky said.

He also noted that during the flight, the spacecraft commander informed the flight management about the failure of the left engine indicator, and the mission was stopped. However, the flight was still continued.

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

As we reported, a plane crash occurred near Chuhiuv, in Kharkiv region on late September 25. The disaster resulted in the deaths of 26 people.

The SBU said that in total there were 27 Ukrainians on board the aircraft, including 20 cadets of the Kharkiv University of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine named after Kozhedub and 7 crew members.

Related: Release of bodies of An-26 crash’s victims to relatives starts

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