One of Russia's richest women killed in German plane crash

One of Russia's richest women killed in German plane crash

One of Russia's richest women killed in German plane crash

Natalia Filleva is the co-owner of the company Es7 Group, which is the second largest after Aeroflot.

Natalia was killed after her plane came down at Egelsbach airport near Frankfurt, German authorities are quoted as saying.

German authorities have begun recovering the bodies of three people, believed to include one of Russia's richest women, who were killed in a small plane crash Sunday. The aircraft took off from Cannes-Mandelieu Airport and was in a final approach of the runway 08 of Egelsbach Airport, but due to unknown circumstances crashed at an asparagus field. The pilot and another Russian have been reported to be dead along with Fileva.

The cause of the crash is being looked into by German aviation investigators.

Police said the bodies will only formally be identified next week.

"S7 Group team extends honest and heartfelt condolences to Mrs Fileva's family and loved ones", the company said in a statement.

While the investigations are going on over the incident by the Russian and global authorities, the cause of the crash is yet to be ascertained.

"Natalia Valeryevna and her father have died. It is an irreparable loss", a company statement said, according to the AP.

Fileva husband Vladislav Filev is the CEO of is S7 airlines and she was listed in 2018 by Forbes magazine with an estimated fortune of Dollars 600 million as the fourth richest woman in Russian Federation.

Two others were killed in relation to the crash, after a police auto rushing to the scene collided with another vehicle, DW reported. It has 96 aircraft that fly to 181 cities and towns in 26 countries.

Following Fileva's death, the company is reportedly postponing consideration of its space strategy, S7 Space, a source told RIA Novosti.

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