At least 22 dead in military plane crash in eastern Ukraine

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In this TV grab released by Ukraine's Emergency Situation Ministry, an AN-26 military plane bursts into flames after it crashed in the town of Chuhuyiv, Ukraine, Sept 25, 2020

At least 22 people have died in a military plane crash Antonov AN-26 in Ukraine, the country’s interior ministry has confirmed.

Two other people are severely injured and four more are still unaccounted for, the ministry said in a statement.




The crash occurred at around 20:50 local time (19:50 CET) near the eastern city of Chuhuyiv, in the Kharkiv region, some two kilometres away from a military airport.

The 28 people on board the AN-26 plane were military pilots and cadets of the Kozhedub Air Force University. The ministry had initially said that 24 people were on the plane when it crashed.




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