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Sun Mar 31, 2019, 06:04 PM

One of Russia's richest women dies in plane crash

Frankfurt, Germany – One of Russia’s richest women, S7 Group co-owner Natalia Fileva, died Sunday in a plane crash in Germany, the airline operator said.

Fileva, 55, was aboard a single-engine, six-seat Epic LT aircraft that crashed and burned in a field as it approached the small airport at Egelsbach, a town in southwestern Germany, at about 3:30 p.m. (1330 GMT), the airline said in an email.

German police said there appeared to be three people aboard the plane, including the pilot of the flight, which originated in France. They said the two passengers were believed to be Russian citizens but that positive identification of the occupants would require further investigation.

German aviation authorities were probing the cause of the crash. Egelsbach is about 10 kilometers (six miles) south of Frankfurt.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 06:16 PM

1. Strange...why would "one of Russia's richest women" have an Epic LT as her company plane?

I had to look it up...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epic_LT_Dynasty

The Epic LT comes as a kit, and you put it together yourself...or at least it did when they were still selling them. It is a single-engine turboprop with the de rigeur Pratt & Whitney Canada PT-6 engine.

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Sun Mar 31, 2019, 08:51 PM

2. I guess Putin didn't need her for anything anymore,

and he needs to use her wealth to create a new oligarch.

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