: :inin Kyiv (EET)

22 killed as military plane crashes in Ukraine


Monitoring Desk

CHUGUIV: A Ukrainian air force plane crashed near Kharkiv in the east of the country, killing at least 22 people including military cadets and seriously injuring two others on Friday, according to the interior ministry.

Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko confirmed the death toll to AFP, describing the incident as a “shock”, and saying that the cause of the crash was being investigated.

Footage of the crash released by officials on social media showed the smouldering remains of the Antonov-26 transport plane.

“Most of [the dead] were students” of the Kharkiv National Air Force University, the air force said in a statement.

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Source:: The Frontier Post

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