The plane with cadets of the Kharkiv Air Force University on board was conducting a training flight before it crashed at about 20:50 local time.
There were 27 people on board of the crashed An-26: seven crew members and 20 military cadets.
According to preliminary information, the death of 23 people was confirmed; two people were taken to a hospital in critical condition.
In Kharkiv region, September 26 has been declared a day of mourning for the victims of the tragic An-26 crash.
On Saturday, September 26, President Volodymyr Zelensky will arrive in Kharkiv region. On his behalf, a state commission, headed by Deputy Prime Minister Oleh Urusky, has been created to investigate the AN-26 military plane crash.
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