At least 22 people succumbed to injuries after a Ukrainian air force plane crashed in the east of the country including military cadets and seriously injuring two others.
Deputy Interior Minister confirmed the death toll, describing the Ukraine plane crash as a “shock”, and saying that the cause of the crash was being investigated.
“Most of [the dead] were students” of the Kharkiv National Air Force University, the air force said in a statement.
There were 27 people on board, 20 cadets and seven crew, it added.
According to further details, twenty-two has been confirmed dead, two are injured, and “the search for three more people continues”.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky described the crash as a “terrible tragedy” and said he would travel to the Kharkiv region on Saturday.
“We are urgently creating a commission to investigate all the circumstances and causes of the tragedy,” he wrote on Facebook.
The plane crashed at around two kilometers (1.2 miles) from the Chuhuiv military airbase, the emergency services said.
In photos released by the emergency services, firefighters in helmets and reflective clothing sprayed aircraft debris with jets of water.
The body of the plane burst into flames on landing and firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze after an hour.
Earlier in 2014, Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was downed killing 298 people over an area of eastern Ukraine controlled by pro-Russian separatists.