An-26 black boxes found near Chuhuiv

Source : 112 Ukraine

Search for three more people continues at the crash site
10:30, 26 September 2020

An-26 aircraft of Ukraine's armed forces crashed in Kharkiv region
National Police

Black boxes were found at the crash site of the AN-26 aircraft near Chuhuiv in Kharkiv region. Ukrainian Air Force reported that on Facebook.

"Flight recorders have been found, they survived, but they have not been removed from the plane yet," the message informs.

At the site of the disaster, search work is continuing, investigative actions are made, a special commission of military engineers is working to find out the causes of the disaster. 

62 people and 10 technology units were involved from the State Emergencies Service.

Psychologists also work. The area is cordoned off, an operational headquarters has been established on the spot.

A place has been organized to accommodate relatives. Medical and psychological assistance is also provided.

As the Air Force Command clarifies, there were 27 people on board: seven crew members and 20 cadets.

A few minutes before the crash, the pilot reported an engine malfunction by radio, as head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration Oleksiy Kucher said earlier.

As a result of the plane crash, 22 people died, two were hospitalized. One of the cadets is in a state of moderate severity at the Chuhuiv hospital. Another cadet is in critical condition; doctors are fighting for his life in one of the Kharkiv hospitals.

As it was 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.

Related: Mourning for deceased in An-26 military plane crash declared in Kharkiv region

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