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Jet Crash With Wagner Chief Prigozhin Onboard: What We Know So Far

Private plane crash in Russia’s Tver region
Private plane crash in Russia’s Tver region  - Sputnik International, 1920, 23.08.2023
An Embraer Legacy business jet went down near the village of Kuzhenkino in Russia's Tver region, about 300 kilometers away from Moscow, earlier on Wednesday.
While Russian emergency services are currently working to deal with the aftermath of this crash to determine the cause, here is what is known about this tragedy so far:
The aircraft belonged to a company called MNT Aero LLC, according to Russian authorities. The plane departed from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport and was bound for St. Petersburg.
There were seven passengers and three crew members on board. So far, eight bodies have been found at the crash site.
The passenger manifest for the plane contains the name of Yevgeny Prigozhin, Russian entrepreneur and founder of the PMC Wagner Group
The passenger manifest also includes the name of Dmitry Utkin, call sign 'Wagner', and who served as the co-founder and military head of the PMC.
Law enforcement officers and emergency services personnel have arrived at the scene.
Russian authorities have opened an investigation into the crash.
Tver Governor Igor Rudyenya is personally supervising the investigation.
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