What is known about the night disaster in the Kharkiv region: Engine failure and more than 20 dead

On the eve of the night in the Kharkov region of Ukraine there was a plane crash with the participation of an An-26 transport aircraft. The incident claimed the lives of more than 20 people, there is information about the victims.

What is known about the night disaster in the Kharkiv region: Engine failure and more than 20 dead

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The incident was recorded closer to 21:00 Friday near the city of Chuguev. At the time of the accident there were 28 people on board, the majority of them were cadets of the KhNUVS, for whom the flight was a training one. Seven citizens are crew members. Previously, the pilots lost control before landing, the ship crashed next to the road. Initially, there were 25 deaths reported, but the current governor of the region, Aleksey Kucher, clarified the information, reporting 22 victims. In addition, two more people were injured.

The possible cause of the incident is called the failure of the left engine, although it is possible that it was turned off for training purposes. Currently, an investigation has been initiated into the incident with the participation of the local prosecutor's office. In addition, a state commission has been created, which must sort out all the circumstances of the tragedy.

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