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Fourth richest woman in Russia, Natalia Fileva dies in Germany plane crash

A small plane crashed on Sunday in western Germany killing the pilot and two passengers. Police say the passengers are believed to be Russian with one of the victims, Natalia Fileva, as the co-owner of the Russian airline.

Fileva is the fourth richest woman in Russia with an estimated fortune of $600 million according to Forbes magazine.

The six-seater aircraft travelling from France to the town of Egelsbach south of Frankfurt crashed in a field at around 1330 GMT. A police statement reads: “After impact, the aircraft was completely burnt out”.

The police statement further stated that the passengers would be positively identified in the coming week. The cause of the crash of the Russian airline S7 is yet to be known.

“On March 31, 2019, S7 Airlines shareholder Natalia Fileva was killed at the age of 55 during the descent in a private Epic-LT plane to (a) Frankfurt airport. The cause of the tragedy is not yet known,” the company said in a statement.

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