Kharkiv Air Force University resumes An-26 flights suspended due to tragedy near Chuhuev

Source : 112 Ukraine

Plane crash killed 26 people
19:34, 19 February 2021


Kharkiv National University of the Air Force resumed conducting command training flights on An-26 aircrafts, which were suspended after the plane crash near Chuhuev. This was reported by the press service of the university.

"After a long pause, the An-26Sh aircraft is back in the sky," the message says.

Related: An-26 plane crash: Court takes another suspect into custody

It is noted that the main task of the commander's training flights "is to prepare flight personnel to perform flights with one engine switched off and throttled."

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. None of those aboard the plane survived the crash.

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.

The State Bureau of Investigations notified Ukraine's Air Force Commander-in-Chief Serhiy Drozdov of suspicion with negligence, which led to the tragedy of An-26 aircraft in Kharkiv region in September.

Notification letters of suspicion were also handed over to flight dispatcher of Chuguiv airfield, and to the unit commander who approved the flight plan that contained violations.

Related: An-26 crash: Ukroboronprom reports no violations regarding plane’s repair

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