The Zaporizhia regional prosecutor’s office was investigating the reason why a Ukrainian Antonov An-26 transport plane crashed on April 22, a spokesman for the regional military administration said.
Ivan Arefyev said the Zaporizhia prosecutor’s office was investigating the cause of the crash, according to a machine translation of his comments in a video posted on April 22.
Footage from the administration’s Telegram channel showed the aircraft wreckage in a field behind Arefyev, and a close-up of the plane.
It was not immediately clear whether the plane was a civilian or military transport aircraft.
Arefyev said that one person was killed in the crash, adding that the plane was on a “technical flight” near Mykhailivka. He said two others were injured.
The administration said initial information indicated the plane hit an electricity pole.
The Antonov An-26 is a twin-engine light passenger and cargo transport aircraft manufactured in Kyiv between 1969 and 1986. It features an extended fuselage tail section with a large cargo door. The An-26B-100 variant can carry up to 36 passengers. Credit: Zaporizhia Regional Military Administration via Storyful