22 dead in military plane crash in eastern Ukraine

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Read: 610     12:58     26 September 2020    

A Ukrainian military plane carrying aviation school students crashed and burst into flames Friday while landing, killing 22 people, the country’s emergencies service said, according to foreign media.


Two other people on board were seriously injured and four people were missing. The An-26 crashed while landing at the airport in Chuhuiv, about 400 kilometers (250 miles) east of the capital Kyiv.

Reports said that the plane had a military crew and that most of those aboard were students at an aviation university run by the defense ministry.

There were no immediate indications of what caused the crash.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he would travel to the region.

"We are urgently creating a commission to investigate all the circumstances and causes of the tragedy," he wrote on Facebook.

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu conveyed his condolences to the Ukrainian nation shortly after the deadly plane crash.

"Sharing the grief of the relatives of those who lost their lives in the tragic plane crash occurred in Kharkiv/Ukraine. Condolences to the friendly people of Ukraine," Çavuşoğlu wrote on his Twitter account.



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22 dead in military plane crash in eastern Ukraine

2020/09/1601109675.jpg
Read: 611     12:58     26 September 2020    

A Ukrainian military plane carrying aviation school students crashed and burst into flames Friday while landing, killing 22 people, the country’s emergencies service said, according to foreign media.


Two other people on board were seriously injured and four people were missing. The An-26 crashed while landing at the airport in Chuhuiv, about 400 kilometers (250 miles) east of the capital Kyiv.

Reports said that the plane had a military crew and that most of those aboard were students at an aviation university run by the defense ministry.

There were no immediate indications of what caused the crash.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he would travel to the region.

"We are urgently creating a commission to investigate all the circumstances and causes of the tragedy," he wrote on Facebook.

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu conveyed his condolences to the Ukrainian nation shortly after the deadly plane crash.

"Sharing the grief of the relatives of those who lost their lives in the tragic plane crash occurred in Kharkiv/Ukraine. Condolences to the friendly people of Ukraine," Çavuşoğlu wrote on his Twitter account.



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