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Ukraine military plane crash: Cadets among at least 22 people killed

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At least 22 people, including air cadets, have been killed in a military plane crash in Ukraine, officials say.

The aircraft, an Antonov-26, came down on the outskirts of the eastern city of Kharkiv as it was landing.

The plane was carrying cadets from Kharkiv Air Force University and was on a training flight at the time of the crash, officials said.

At least two people were seriously injured. The cause of the crash is not yet known.

"It's a shock," Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko told AFP news agency. "At the moment it's impossible to establish the cause".

Map of Ukraine showing Kharkiv

President Volodymyr Zelensky said he would travel to the region on Saturday, and that a commission was being created to investigate what happened.

Officials said 28 people were on the plane at the time of the crash, which happened some 2km (1.2 miles) from a Read More – Source

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