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Co-owner S7 Group Natalia Fileva died in a plane crash in Germany

Three people was on aboard the plane, including the pilot of the flight

Photo: Kommersant

/NOVOSTIVL/ One of Russia’s richest women, S7 Group co-owner Natalia Fileva, died Sunday in a plane crash in Germany, the airline operator said. This article appeared in the App News.

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.

With a base at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport, S7 is part of the Oneworld alliance and flies to 150 destinations in 35 countries, using 56 Airbus planes and 23 aircraft from Boeing. Fileva’s husband, Vladislav Filev, is listed as chair of the company’s board of directors, according to the company’s third-quarter 2018 financial statement on its website.

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