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One of the two army cadets that leapt from Ukrainian plane crash dies

One of the two military cadets who survived the tragic plane crash yesterday after they jumped out has died.

At least 22 people including military cadets were killed and two others seriously injured on Friday when a Ukranian air force plane crashed near Kharkiv in the east of the country.

However, the Kharkiv region’s Governor Alexei Kucher said that two of the cadets jumped out of the plane before it crashed and were taken to hospital to be treated for serious injuries.

One of two military cadets who survived the tragic plane crash near Kharkiv in the Ukraine yesterday after they jumped out of the plummeting aircraft has died

One of two military cadets who survived the tragic plane crash near Kharkiv in the Ukraine yesterday after they jumped out of the plummeting aircraft has died

At least 22 people including military cadets were killed and two others seriously injured on Friday when a Ukranian air force plane crashed near Kharkiv in the east of the country

At least 22 people including military cadets were killed and two others seriously injured on Friday when a Ukranian air force plane crashed near Kharkiv in the east of the country

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

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

Crash site: The remains of the Ukrainian military aircraft which crashed on Friday killing most of the passengers on board, some of which were cadets

Crash site: The remains of the Ukrainian military aircraft which crashed on Friday killing most of the passengers on board, some of which were cadets

However, a spokesperson for the Ukrainian Emergencies Situations Service said: ‘As of 10:50 a.m. the person, who was in critical condition in hospital after the plane crash, died.’

The other surviving cadet remains in hospital in a critical condition. 

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

The transport plane was carrying a total of 28 passengers when it crashed and burst into flames in the town of Chuhuiv in Ukraine

Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko said: ‘Twenty-two people died, the search for two other people is continuing’.

The transport plane was carrying a total of 28 passengers when it crashed and burst into flames in the town of Chuhuiv in Ukraine

The transport plane was carrying a total of 28 passengers when it crashed and burst into flames in the town of Chuhuiv in Ukraine

Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko said: 'Twenty-two people died, the search for two other people is continuing'

Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko said: ‘Twenty-two people died, the search for two other people is continuing’

Wreckage of an AN-26 military plane seen after it crashed in the town of Chuguyiv after it crashed and burst into flames on Friday night

Wreckage of an AN-26 military plane seen after it crashed in the town of Chuguyiv after it crashed and burst into flames on Friday night

The transport plane was carrying a total of 28 passengers when it crashed, including 21 military students and seven crew, he said.

‘It’s a shock,’ he added. ‘At the moment it’s impossible to establish the cause’ of the crash.’

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he would travel to the region on Saturday.

‘We are urgently creating a commission to investigate all the circumstances and causes of the tragedy,’ he wrote on Facebook.

Firefighters at the crash site of the Antonov An-26 plane on Friday night as they desperately tried to extinguish the flames

Firefighters at the crash site of the Antonov An-26 plane on Friday night as they desperately tried to extinguish the flames

It took firefighters about an hour to put the burning wreckage of the plane out

It took firefighters about an hour to put the burning wreckage of the plane out

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he would travel to the region on Saturday. 'We are urgently creating a commission to investigate all the circumstances and causes of the tragedy,' he wrote on Facebook

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he would travel to the region on Saturday. ‘We are urgently creating a commission to investigate all the circumstances and causes of the tragedy,’ he wrote on Facebook

The Antonov-26 transport aircraft crashed at around 8:50 pm local time (5.50GMT), two kilometres from the Chuhuiv military air base, the emergency services said

The Antonov-26 transport aircraft crashed at around 8:50 pm local time (5.50GMT), two kilometres from the Chuhuiv military air base, the emergency services said 

The town of Chuhuiv is around 30 kilometers southeast of Kharkiv and 100 kilometres west of the front line with the pro-Russian separatists

The town of Chuhuiv is around 30 kilometers southeast of Kharkiv and 100 kilometres west of the front line with the pro-Russian separatists

Pictured is a Slovak AIrforce Antonov AN-26 troop carrier aircraft (the same type which crashed last night in Ukraine)

Pictured is a Slovak AIrforce Antonov AN-26 troop carrier aircraft (the same type which crashed last night in Ukraine)

The Antonov-26 transport aircraft crashed at around 8:50 pm local time (5.50GMT), two kilometres from the Chuhuiv military air base, the emergency services said.

The plane caught fire after the crash and was extinguished after one hour.

The town of Chuhuiv is around 30 kilometers southeast of Kharkiv and 100 kilometres west of the front line with the pro-Russian separatists. 

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