Wagner paramilitary group Chief was on the passenger manifest for a plane that went down northwest of Moscow on Wednesday, killing 10 people, Russian state news agency Tass reported.
Russia’s Federal Agency for Air Transport says it has launched an investigation into the crash of the Embraer plane in the Tver Region on Wednesday, noting that Yevgeny Prigozhin, Mercenary Chief was among the passengers.
“An investigation into the Embraer plane crash that occurred in the Tver Region this evening has been launched. According to the passenger list, the first and last name of Yevgeny Prigozhin was included in this list,” the agency noted.
The Embraer business jet crashed in the Tver Region near the settlement of Kuzhenkino. According to preliminary data, all 10 people on board the plane have died. The plane was en route from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport to St. Petersburg.