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Violations of flight rules found to have caused An-26 crash in Ukraine, deputy PM says

Christian Fernsby |
Systemic violations of flight rules have been found to be main causes of the An-26 military plane crash in September in northeast Ukraine's Kharkiv region, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Oleg Urusky said.

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Topics: UKRAINE   

The main causes of the crash included a lack of effective control over the organization and flights, systemic violations of flight rules and insufficient professional training of the crew, local media quoted Urusky as saying.

According to Urusky, the Government Commission for Technical Investigation of the An-26 crash has prepared a number of proposals for preventing similar incidents in the future.

The military aircraft with 27 people on board crashed at about 9 p.m. local time (1900 GMT) on Sept. 25, killing 26 and injuring one. Twenty-five bodies were found at the crash site and one more person died in the hospital.

The plane was performing a training flight and crashed as it was to land at the airfield of a military base near the city of Chuguev, Kharkiv region.

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