An-26 transport aircraft crashed in Kharkiv region

According to the information of the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, An-26 transport aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force crashed in Kharkiv region on September 25.

An-26 transport aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force crashed in Kharkiv region. Image credit: Uazmi

The accident happened during the landing. There were 27 people on board: 7 crew members and 20 cadets. As a result of the plane crash, 22 people died, 2 were hospitalized, and 3 are still missing.


One of the cadets is in a state of moderate severity in the hospital in Chuhuiv. Another cadet is in extremely serious condition, doctors are fighting for his life in the Kharkiv hospital.


Ministry of Defence of Ukraine as well as the whole personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine express sincerest condolences to the families and loved ones of the deceased......


Search operations are underway at the site, investigative actions are underway, and a special commission of military engineers is working to establish the causes of the catastrophe.


Representatives of the Ministry of Defence and the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine left for the scene by the order of the Minister of Defence of Ukraine.


Source: MoD of Ukraine