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Death toll climbs to 23 from Ukraine army aircraft crash

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Ukraine military plane crash

The loss of life toll climbed to 23 on Saturday from the crash of a Ukrainian air power aircraft wearing most commonly cadets within the east of the rustic, emergency products and services stated.

The Antonov-26 shipping aircraft used to be wearing 20 cadets and 7 team when it crashed past due on Friday two kilometres from the Chuguiv army air base close to town of Kharkiv.

One extra frame used to be discovered beneath the charred stays of the aircraft early Saturday, the emergency products and services stated, bringing the selection of sufferers to 23. Two other folks have been additionally injured.

“The search for two more people continues,” the products and services stated in a commentary. The reason behind the crash is being investigated.

Ukraine’s SBU safety carrier stated it used to be a coaching flight however the cadets of the Kharkiv National Air Force University weren’t taken with piloting the aircraft.

It stated in a commentary that in line with the preliminary data the officer who used to be piloting reported the failure of one of the crucial engines, and 7 mins later the aircraft hit the bottom.

Ukraine’s Defence Minister Andriy Taran stated “the plane likely caught the ground with its wing” and stuck hearth after that.

“The flight recorder is now in the plane, after analysing the information that is recorded there, it will be possible to draw conclusions,” the defence ministry quoted Taran as announcing.
The frame of the aircraft burst into flames on touchdown and firefighters have been in a position to extinguish the blaze after an hour.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who previous described the crash as a “terrible tragedy”, is due within the Kharkiv area on Saturday.

The area, which borders Russia within the northeast, has declared Saturday an afternoon of mourning.

Many grieving Ukrainians mourned the sufferers of the tragedy on social media.

“We send our heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of the cadets, officers, and crew killed and injured in the An-26 plane crash,” US embassy in Ukraine wrote on Facebook.

Source: eNCA