One of Russia’s richest women, dies in plane crash in Germany

Russia’s fourth richest girl, Natalia Fileva, who chaired the chief board of S7 Airlines, has died in a crash of a small plane close to Frankfurt, Germany, which took the lives of a pilot and one other passenger as nicely.

A six-seater airplane with Fileva on board took off from France and was en path to the central German city of Egelsbach when it crashed in a area close to the city of Erzhausen, some 10 kilometers (6 miles) south of Frankfurt, police stated, including that at the very least three individuals, together with the pilot, had been on board. The identification of the opposite one that accompanied Fileva continues to be unclear, with some experiences suggesting her father was on the plane. 

Natalia was the spouse of Vladislav Filev, the CEO and co-owner of S7 Airlines – Russia’s greatest non-public airline holding firm. Her private wealth amounted to $600 million. The couple have 4 youngsters, together with one adopted baby.

The firm confirmed Fileva’s dying to Russian enterprise day by day, Vedomosti. “The S7 Group team expresses deepest condolences to [her] family and loved ones,” the airline’s assertion stated. Fileva was 55.

Russian specialists will participate in the investigation of the tragedy. So far German media reported that the pilot had not notified aviation authorities of any malfunctions throughout the flight.

The American, Epic E1000 turboprop gentle plane apparently crashed into the bottom because it was getting ready to make a touchdown at Egelsbach airport. The plane was destroyed and fully burnt out because it hit the bottom, in accordance with police. The particles is scattered round an space of a 20 meter-radius.

A police automotive that rushed to the scene following the crash was concerned in a highway accident, which resulted in the deaths of two extra individuals and left three officers significantly injured, a police spokeswoman confirmed to German media. A personal automobile transferring in the other way to the police automotive made an unlucky overtaking maneuver that resulted in a head-on collision with the police automobile.