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Germany: Russia to help investigate fatal plane crash of S7 airline co-owner01:57

Germany: Russia to help investigate fatal plane crash of S7 airline co-owner

Germany, Egelsbach
April 1, 2019 at 14:03 GMT +00:00 · Published

Investigators from the Moscow-based Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) will reportedly help their German counterparts investigate the plane crash that resulted in the death of one of Russia's richest women, S7 airline co-owner Natalia Fileva, as well as two other people, in Egelsbach, Germany on Sunday.

Speaking from near the scene of the crash on Monday, Jens Friedemann of the German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation, stated that they "have communicated with the Russian partner office, MAK, in Moscow, and according to what I've heard, multiple colleagues from there will come here to Germany to support us here on the ground."

"We calculate that we will meet with them tomorrow. We need some information that the colleagues will be bringing, as it was a Russian registered aeroplane but also about the pilot, about the other occupants if they had licences, flight experience," he added.

The IAC has jurisidiction over the post-Soviet republics who make up the Commonwealth of Independent States and deals with aviation regulations, certification as well as accident investigations.

Fileva was believed to be one of the richest women in Russia, and ran the airline together with her husband Vladislav Filev.

The private six-seater turboprop Epic-LT plane was en route to Frankfurt from Cannes and crashed while landing at Egelsbach Airport, south of Frankfurt.

According to reports, Fileva's father was among those killed in the crash, with other victim being the aircraft's pilot.

Germany: Russia to help investigate fatal plane crash of S7 airline co-owner01:57
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Investigators from the Moscow-based Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) will reportedly help their German counterparts investigate the plane crash that resulted in the death of one of Russia's richest women, S7 airline co-owner Natalia Fileva, as well as two other people, in Egelsbach, Germany on Sunday.

Speaking from near the scene of the crash on Monday, Jens Friedemann of the German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation, stated that they "have communicated with the Russian partner office, MAK, in Moscow, and according to what I've heard, multiple colleagues from there will come here to Germany to support us here on the ground."

"We calculate that we will meet with them tomorrow. We need some information that the colleagues will be bringing, as it was a Russian registered aeroplane but also about the pilot, about the other occupants if they had licences, flight experience," he added.

The IAC has jurisidiction over the post-Soviet republics who make up the Commonwealth of Independent States and deals with aviation regulations, certification as well as accident investigations.

Fileva was believed to be one of the richest women in Russia, and ran the airline together with her husband Vladislav Filev.

The private six-seater turboprop Epic-LT plane was en route to Frankfurt from Cannes and crashed while landing at Egelsbach Airport, south of Frankfurt.

According to reports, Fileva's father was among those killed in the crash, with other victim being the aircraft's pilot.

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