A total of 25 people dead in military plane crash in eastern Ukraine


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The office said two survivors were at medical facilities in critical condition.

The crash occurred as the Antonov An-26 aircraft came in to land, the prosecutor’s office said.

According to the Ukrainian State Emergency Services, the 27 people aboard were the crew and cadets from a nearby air force university.

The Antonov An-26 military transport plane crashed near Chuguev in eastern Ukraine.
At least 10 Antonov An-26 aircraft have been involved crashes since 2017, according to the Geneva-based Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives, including a 2018 crash that occurred during an attempted landing at the Hmeimin Air Base in northwest Syria that killed 39 people.

The An-26 is a twin-engine turboprop airplane manufactured from 1969 to 1986 in Kiev, Ukraine, when the country was part of the former Soviet Union.

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