Top StoryWorld News

One of Russia’s richest women, co-owner of biggest private airline dies in plane crash in Germany

203
Russia’s fourth richest woman, Natalia Fileva, who chaired the executive board of S7 Airlines, has died in a crash of a small plane near Frankfurt, Germany, which took the lives of a pilot and another passenger as well.

A six-seater airplane with Fileva on board took off from France and was en route to the central German town of Egelsbach when it crashed in a field near the town of Erzhausen, some 10 kilometers (6 miles) south of Frankfurt, police said, adding that at least three people, including the pilot, were on board. The identity of the other person who accompanied Fileva is still unclear, with some reports suggesting her father was on the plane.

S7 Aircraft

Natalia was the wife of Vladislav Filev, the CEO and co-owner of S7 Airlines – Russia’s biggest private airline holding company. Her personal wealth amounted to $600 million. The couple have four children, including one adopted child.

The company confirmed Fileva’s death to Russian business daily, Vedomosti. “The S7 Group team expresses deepest condolences to [her] family and loved ones,” the airline’s statement said. Fileva was 55.

Leave a comment

Related Articles

Eid-el-Kabir: Tinubu says Nigerians’ sacrifices will pay off

President Bola Tinubu has sent his heartfelt greetings to the Muslim community...

Gunmen abduct company MD, three foreign nationals in Lagos

Gunmen have abducted the Managing Director of Fouani Company, a representative of...

Pres. Tinubu seeks FBI’s assistance to combat cybercrime, terrorism, others

President Bola Tinubu has urged Nigeria’s law enforcement agencies and the Federal...

South African Pres. Ramaphosa heads for re-election victory amid ANC’s lacklustre results

Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa is poised to secure a second term as South...

World Bank approves $2.25bln loan to support Tinubu’s economic reforms

The World Bank has approved a total of $2.25 billion in loans...

Pres. Tinubu hails Abiola, Ezeife, Yar’Adua, Kokori others, urges vigilance against undemocratic forces

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has paid tributes to iconic Chief MKO Abiola,...

UN Security Council approves ceasefire between Israel, Hamas

The United Nations Security Council has passed a resolution calling for a...

South West Advancement Award to honour Adeleke, Adedeji, Soneye, others on Democracy Day

Eminent Nigerians including the Governor of Osun State, Sen. Ademola Adeleke; Executive...

Just in: NPFL side Doma United’s bus in a ghastly road crash, no lives lost

The Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) side, Doma United, was involved in...

Just in: Reps propose a 6-year single term for president, governors, council chairmen

A bill aimed at introducing a single six-year term for the President,...

June 12: Federal Government announces commemorative activities

The Federal Government has unveiled a schedule of activities to mark the...

Nigeria moves to meet EU cocoa export rules by December deadline

With the December 2024 deadline fast approaching, the Nigerian government is hastening...

NAF destroys illegal oil refining sites along Imo River Bank.

The Nigerian Air Force has made giant strides in the fight against...

Breaking: Tinubu Names Major Expressway In Abuja After Prof. Chinua Achebe

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu named the M18 road infrastructure in Guzape District,...

Tinubu Receives Regional Govt. Bill Next Week

President Bola Tinubu will next week receive a bill that aims to...

Just in: Minimum wage negotiations hit brick walls as FG proposes N62,000

The meeting of the Tripartite Committee on the New National Minimum Wage...

Nigerian troops foil oil theft worth N91bln, destroy 3,051 dugout pits

The Nigerian troops have foiled oil theft operations estimated to be worth...

Breaking: Edun submits new minimum wage options, associated costs to Tinubu

Mr. Wale Edun, Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy,...

Moscow declares U.S. enemy nation

Amid escalating tensions between the two nations over the conflict in Ukraine,...

Ex-Kaduna Gov. El-Rufai faces probe for alleged abuse of office, money laundering

The Kaduna State House of Assembly received a shocking report on Wednesday...