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

Posted at 9:28 PM, Mar 31, 2019

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – 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.