22 die in Ukraine military plane crash

Clay Curtis
September 26, 2020

Two other people on board were seriously injured and four people were missing.

The press service said that a state commission has been set up to find out the circumstances and causes to this catastrophe.

Russian-backed separatists are fighting Ukrainian government troops in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, 250 kilometres from the crash site.

At the time of the accident there were 28 people on board, the majority of them were cadets of the KhNUVS, for whom the flight was a training one.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy will visit the Kharkiv region in connection with the tragedy on Saturday, September 26.

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The EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell sent his condolences on behalf of the bloc.

Several military planes have crashed in Ukraine during training flights in recent years.

Naija News learnt that the Antonov-26 transport aircraft crash-landed at around 8:50 pm local time (17:50 GMT), two kilometres (1 mile) from the Chuhuiv military airbase. It said 27 people had been on board the plane. However, there is no suggestion that the crash is linked to the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Moscow has denied the findings of worldwide investigators that a Russian BUK missile hit the Malaysian Airlines flight.

According to reports, the plane had a military crew and most of the passengers were students at a Defense Ministry-run aviation university. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information.

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