Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin was on board the crashed plane in Russia | Russian aviation agency confirmed

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Ten people were killed in a private plane crash north of Moscow, Russia. Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin was also named in the passenger list of the crashed plane and he also died in the crash.

Ten people were killed when a private plane crashed north of Russia’s capital Moscow. including Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin. The Russian aviation agency has confirmed that the Wagner chief was on board the crashed plane. The agency said that Wagner Chief Prigozhin was on board the plane that crashed, adding that no passengers survived the crash. That is, the Wagner chief has died in this accident.

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Wagner Chief   | Image Source : edition.cnn.com

This plane crash happened between Moscow and St. Petersburg. But surprisingly, the name of Yevgeny Prigozhin, chief of Russia’s private army Wagner Group, is also included in the list of passengers on board the plane.


Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin
Moscow to Saint Petersburg crashed near the village of Kuzhenkino in the Tver Region”, some 300 kilometres (185 miles) north of the capital. |  Image Source : aljazeera.com

Russia’s state news agency Tass quoted officials as saying that there were three pilots and seven passengers on board. The accident is being investigated. At the same time, unconfirmed reports on social media Telegram are claiming that the plane was shot down by Russian air defense forces.

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Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin

News Source : aljazeera.com , apnews.com , cnn.com , Russian aviation agency

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