A tragic incident has shaken Russia, with a business plane en route from Moscow to St. Petersburg crashing, resulting in the loss of all 10 lives on board. Among the victims is Yevgeny Prigozhin, notable for leading the private military entity ‘Wagner Group’. The unfortunate event occurred in the Tver region, situated approximately 100 km north of Moscow. The details were disclosed by Russia’s emergency authorities on Wednesday, 23 August. Remarkably, Prigozhin had recently led a rebellion against the Russian President using his paramilitary group.
Plane Crash Claims 10 Lives en Route Moscow to St. Petersburg
Although unverified reports from the media suggest that the crashed aircraft might have belonged to Wagner Group’s leader Prigozhin, Russia’s civil aviation regulatory body has confirmed his name on the passenger list. Nonetheless, it remains unclear whether Prigozhin had indeed boarded the ill-fated flight.
Emergency officials, as quoted by Russia’s official news agency ‘Tas’, revealed that the plane carried three pilots and seven passengers. The exact cause of the crash is under active investigation. This heartrending accident has triggered widespread shock and grief throughout the nation.