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One of two survivors in Ukrainian military plane’s crash dies

Two cadets survived after jumping out of the plane

KIEV, September 26. /TASS/. One of two Ukrainian cadets, who survived after the An-26 military transport plane crashed on Friday in the Kharkov region, died in hospital, the Ukrainian Emergencies Situations Service said on Saturday.

"As of 10:50 a.m. the person, who was in critical condition in hospital after the plane crash, died," the service said.

Earlier, the Ukrainian Prosecutor-General’s Office reported that 25 out of 27 people onboard the An-26 plane were killed. Two cadets survived after jumping out of the plane, the Kharkov region’s Governor Alexei Kucher said. They were hospitalized in grave condition.

An An-26 military transport plane crashed in the Chuguyev district of northeastern Ukraine’s Kharkov region during a landing approach late on September 25. A total of 27 people were onboard the plane. Apart from the crew, the plane had cadets of the Ivan Kozhedub National Air Force University on board, and was performing a training flight. A criminal case was launched into violation of flights’ safety rules.

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, who arrived at the crash site, declared September 26 a national day of mourning for the victims of the crash.