In Ukraine, the investigation continues in the case of An-26, which fell on September 25 near the city of Chuguev, Kharkiv region.
Recall that then 26 people were killed in the plane crash. There was only one survivor - a cadet of the Kharkov Aviation University of the Armed Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Today it became known that the Ukrainian State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) announced suspicion to the Commander of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Sergey Drozdov in the An-26 case. In addition to the commander, suspicions from the URB were announced to the flight director and commander of the military unit that owned the transport board.
The corresponding notices were sent to these persons in writing.
It is stated that the commander of the Armed Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (Ukrainian Air Force) "committed negligence in relation to the performance of his official duties." What exactly was the negligence is not reported.
It should be noted that earlier in the Ukrainian media the name of the son of the commander of the Armed Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine appeared. It was indicated that the An-26 with cadets on board could fall after a request for an emergency landing - due to the fact that he was forbidden to land. The reason was this: they decided to give priority to the board on which Drozdov's son was.
After the situation with the An-26, the President of Ukraine instructed the Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of Ukraine Oleg Urusky to head the commission of inquiry.
If the investigation decides to move forward in terms of accusations against the commander, then in the near future Colonel-General Drozdov, who has been in office since the time of Petro Poroshenko, may lose this post and end up in the dock.