Natalia Fileva, Russian Aviation Tycoon, Dies in Airplane Crash

One in all Russia’s richest ladies died on Sunday when a personal airplane on which she was touring crashed close to an airport in Germany.

Natalia Fileva, 55, a co-owner of a conglomerate behind the Russian firm S7 Airways, was amongst three folks killed when the six-seater airplane crashed into an asparagus subject south of Frankfurt, the German information company D.P.A. reported.

The airplane took off from Cannes, France, and crashed on Sunday afternoon whereas approaching the Frankfurt-Egelsbach Airport, which is south of the German metropolis’s primary worldwide airport. The pilot was among the many three victims, and the Russian information media reported that the opposite passenger was Ms. Fileva’s father.

PictureNatalia FilevaCredit scoreValery Titievsky/Kommersant, by way of Related Press

In a press release, the S7 Group described the accident as “an irreparable loss.” The corporate stated the circumstances of the crash have been to this point unknown, and that Russian specialists would help a global investigation.

Two folks have been additionally killed close by when a car they have been touring in collided head-on with a police automobile that had been racing to the positioning of the airplane crash, D.P.A. reported. Three officers within the police automobile have been injured.

S7 Airways, also called Siberia Airways, has a fleet of 96 plane and flies to locations in Europe and Asia, in accordance with its web site.

Information experiences on Monday cited an earlier article by Forbes Journal that estimated Ms. Fileva’s web price at $600 million.

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