TRENDING IN 48-Hrs

22 persons killed as military aircraft crashes in Ukraine

A military transport plane carrying air force cadets crashed and burst into flames near a highway in north-eastern Ukraine on Friday evening, killing at least 22 people on board.

The Antonov An-26 airplane crashed while trying to land during a training exercise, Ruslan Khomchak, the General Staff of the Armed Forces, said in a statement.

Khomchak explained that at least two more persons were critically injured.

A video posted by Anton Gerashchenko, the Deputy Interior Minister, on Facebook showed the aircraft in flames lying near a road and smoke billowing upwards in the night sky.

An investigation has already started on what caused the airplane to crash.

The crash happened around two kilometres (1.2 miles) from a military airport.

The cadets were from the Kharkiv University of Air Force, which is run by the country’s Defence Ministry.

Reacting, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s office said: “A state commission is being created to identify all the circumstances and causes of this disaster.

Search and rescue work continues on the spot.”

MOST READ TODAY

SUBSCRIBE TO Within Nigeria ON GOOGLE NEWS

MOST READ TODAY

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More