Breaking News: Military Airplane Crashes in Kharkiv,Ukraine.

A military plane crashed on the night of Sept. 25 in Kharkiv Oblast in eastern Ukraine, near the town of Chuguyev some 450 kilometers east of Kiev.

Twenty-two people were killed, said by the police

Two passengers were rescued. They suffered serious injuries and were taken to a hospital. The search continues for four more people.

An Antonov An-26 transport aircraft carried students of the Kharkiv Aviation University of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

There were 28 people on the board, 21 of whom were military cadets, according to early reports from the Interior Ministry.

The plane crashed during landing around 9 p.m. and took fire. As of 10 p.m., the fire was put down.

President Volodymyr Zelensky said he will go to the site of the disaster on the following day, Sept. 26.

“A horrible tragedy,” Zelensky wrote on Facebook. “We are immediately starting a government commission to investigate what caused it.”

Chuguev has a military airfield, the 203 Training Aviation Brigade, where young pilots and technicians are deployed to for training. All military pilots in Ukraine are trained at the Kharkiv Aviation Institute, which is located less than 40 kilometers from the crash site.

The Antonov An-26 twin-engine turboprop military transporter (NATO reporting name Curl) was designed and built in the late 1960s at Kyiv-based Antonov manufacture. It entered service in Soviet Air Forces in 1973, and over 1,400 aircraft of the type were produced.

It is often considered one of Antonov’s most successful designs in the class of military transport aircraft due to its well-proven framework and low operational failure record.

Despite its age, the type is still exploited by numerous militaries around the world, mostly by post-Soviet nations


Dr Ayisha Baffoe-Ashun: KNUST’s First Female PhD Holder in Architecture

Dr Ayisha Ida Baffoe-Ashun
Dr Ayisha Ida Baffoe-Ashun

It’s a big congratulations from us to Dr Ayisha Ida Baffoe-Ashun formerly known as Ayisha Ida Haruna.

She made history by becoming the first woman to receive a Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

The newly minted Doctor is currently an assistant lecturer at KNUST and we believe a promotion is on its way now that she has her doctorate.

Her research interest is in eco-aesthetics and how it is useful in urban green infrastructure development and building resilient cities.

One person who is particularly proud of Dr Ayisha’s achievement is her supervisor and mentor, Prof Rexford Assasie Oppong.

“Dr. Mrs. Baffoe-Ashun you have made history and indeed a HUGE ONE. I am extremely proud of what you have achieved for yourself, family, architecture and Ghana,” Prof Oppong wrote in a Facebook post.

“I am gladly proud that I was part (of) this journey as your Supervisor and now by the University officially as a Mentor for you,” he added.

See post below:

Source: ghanaweb