Kyiv: Cadet of the University of Air Forces of Ukraine Vitaliy Vilkhov was bid farewell at Memorial of Glory in Kharkov. He died in the hospital due to severe traumas from An-26 plane crash.
According to Front News International, about 300 people came to the ceremony of bidding farewell including cadet’s relatives and friends.
Besides that, local authorities and administration of University attended the ceremony.
,,All of them studied. Studied very well. I can’t say that he didn’t know something. Nevertheless, they know more than needed in the background of second course. We, instructors, were ashamed that 18-years-old people knew aviation technique so. I don’t know how it can be done. I never saw such course’’, one instructor said on the ceremony.
Vitaliy Vilkhov was one of them who managed to stay alive after An-26 plane crash. On September 26 he died in the hospital. His health status was assessed by physicians as ,,critical’’ due to burns over 95 % of body. Vitaliy Vilkhov was only 20.