Three people were killed in the crash of a private light aircraft in Germany. EN route from Cannes liner crashed while landing at the airport, Egelsbach near Frankfurt am main. The victim of the crash was including the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the S7 Group and one of the richest women of Russia Natalia Fileva. The circumstances of the tragedy are still unknown. To investigate an accident is the international Commission with the participation of Russian aviation authorities. Meanwhile, a representative of the German security service flight reported that the pilot of the crashed aircraft did not reported any technical problems.
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Three people became victims of crash of a light plane that crashed while landing at the airport, Egelsbach near Frankfurt am main. One of the victims of the crash was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the S7 Group of Nataliya Fileva. She was 55 years old.
The crash of a private six-seat Epic LT aircraft with registration number RA-2151G, depart from Cannes in Egelsbach, occurred on Sunday, March 31, at about 15:30 local time (16:30 GMT). The plane crashed into a field near Darmstadt and completely burned out after the fire started.
Disaster victims have not yet been identified, however in a press-service of S7 Airlines said that among the dead was a shareholder of the airline and one of the richest women of Russia Natalia Fileva (Forbes rating from 2018, her fortune was estimated at $600 million).
It is noted that the circumstances of the tragedy are still unknown, and the investigation of the incident will in the prescribed manner to engage the international Commission with the participation of Russian aviation authorities.
“The team is holding S7 Group expresses its deepest condolences to the family and friends. The image of Natalia Valeryevna as a bright caring leader and wonderful person will remain forever in the memory of employees, it is an irreparable loss for the whole team,” — said the press service.
My condolences in connection with death of Natalia Fileway already expressed in the company “Aeroflot” and “Roskosmos”. According to the CEO of the Agency Dmitry Rogozin, Fileva was “a great enthusiast of aviation and cosmonautics”, so for all the “Roscosmos” her death is a personal tragedy.
“On behalf of all my colleagues in the “Roskosmos” I Express my sincere condolences to her family. We are sorry… With Natalia we kept in constant contact on issues of cooperation with S7 Space,” — said Rogozin.
In turn, the press service of “Aeroflot” stated that the post of head of group of companies S7, Natalia Fileva has made “outstanding progress, helped to strengthen domestic civil aviation and growth of authority of Russia as a great aviation power”.
An informed source “Interfax” reported that, in addition to Fileway, on Board of the aircraft was her father Valery Karachi, and piloted aircraft pilot Andriy dykun. Official confirmation of this information yet.
The interstate aviation Committee (IAC) has created an operational headquarters for the investigation of the disaster in Germany, told RIA Novosti Deputy Chairman of the IAC Sergey zajko. According to him, Russian specialists have already made contact with their German colleagues.
A spokesman at German service of safety reported that the pilot of the crashed plane till the moment of disconnection from the system, the radar control reported no problems on Board the aircraft.
“The pilot did not report any technical problems”, — said the representative of security service of flights.
He said that shortly before landing the pilot was disconnected from the radar system control and contacted the control room of the airport in Egelsbach, which is not supported by the Department. Thus the interlocutor of RIA Novosti news Agency has not excluded that the crash could be due to the human factor and technical reasons.
“We can only speculate. Perhaps the pilot lost control of the plane or it was a technical defect. Sure now nothing is impossible”, — said the representative office.
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According to the police Department South of Hesse, the victims of the crash were three people — the pilot and two passengers, presumably the Russians.
“With the pilot on Board, most likely, were two more people. According to preliminary data, they could be citizens of Russia. The final identification of the bodies is expected within the next week,” he told police.
There are also reports that two more people were victims of a serious accident involving a police car that was driving to the scene of the crash. The accident occurred at about 15:45 local time (16:45 GMT) on the Federal highway 486. According to the preliminary conclusion that police car head-on collided with another vehicle. The two were in the Opel people were killed at the scene, three police officers were hospitalized.