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Ukraine: Death toll of plane crash near Kharkov climbs to 26, with only one survivor00:58

Ukraine: Death toll of plane crash near Kharkov climbs to 26, with only one survivor

Ukraine, Kharkov region
September 27, 2020 at 13:53 GMT +00:00 · Published

The 20-year-old cadet Vyacheslav Zolochevsky appeared to be the only survivor of the Antonov-26 plane crash that took the lives of 26 people near Kharkov on Friday, as Ukrainian State Emergency Service confirmed on Saturday.

The footage from the crash site shows the area secured by Ukrainian military forces as the investigation is underway. Earlier, 25 people were found dead at the crash site, and one more victim died in hospital following burns covering more than 90 percent of his body.

The Ukrainian military aircraft An-26 crashed 2 km (1.2 miles) from the airport on Friday night. The plane was carrying cadets from the Ivan Kozhedub National Air Force University.

Early reports suggest an engine malfunction could be the reason for the crash. A criminal case was opened.

Ukraine: Death toll of plane crash near Kharkov climbs to 26, with only one survivor00:58
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The 20-year-old cadet Vyacheslav Zolochevsky appeared to be the only survivor of the Antonov-26 plane crash that took the lives of 26 people near Kharkov on Friday, as Ukrainian State Emergency Service confirmed on Saturday.

The footage from the crash site shows the area secured by Ukrainian military forces as the investigation is underway. Earlier, 25 people were found dead at the crash site, and one more victim died in hospital following burns covering more than 90 percent of his body.

The Ukrainian military aircraft An-26 crashed 2 km (1.2 miles) from the airport on Friday night. The plane was carrying cadets from the Ivan Kozhedub National Air Force University.

Early reports suggest an engine malfunction could be the reason for the crash. A criminal case was opened.

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