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Russia’s Tver Region Plane Crash: Names Of Victims Released

Names released of victims in the tragic Embraer Legacy crash in Russia’s Tver region; among them is notable figure Evgeny Prigozhin.



Russia’s Tver Region Plane Crash: Names Of Victims Released

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Moscow – The list of individuals aboard the ill-fated Embraer Legacy private plane that crashed in Russia’s Tver region has been made public by Rosaviatsia on August 23.

Among those who tragically lost their lives are prominent figures:

  • Evgeny Prigozhin
  • Dmitry Utkin
  • Sergey Propustin
  • Evgeny Makaryan
  • Alexander Totmin
  • Valery Chekalov
  • Nikolai Matuseev

“The flight of the Embraer 135 (EBM-135BJ) aircraft was carried out on the basis of a permit for the use of airspace issued in the prescribed manner,” stated the Federal Air Transport Agency.

Leadership On Board

While the Federal Air Transport Agency had earlier reported that Evgeny Prigozhin, owner of Wagner PMC, was among the passengers, there was initial ambiguity surrounding other passengers. With this update, it is confirmed that the aircraft was owned by MNT Aero LLC, a company renowned for its expertise in business transportation.

In addition to the passengers, the crew aboard included:

  • Alexey Levshin as the commander of the vessel
  • Rustam Karimov, serving as the co-pilot
  • Kristina Raspopova, the flight attendant

Details of the Crash

Eyewitnesses reveal the crash site’s current situation, noting the tail section of the Embraer Legacy is approximately 2 km away. The plane crash news spread rapidly earlier in the day, with visuals of the devastating incident captured and shared by Izvestia.

Further reports from Izvestia confirm that the plane vanished from radar just 26 minutes post-takeoff. Embraer ERJ-135BJ Legacy 600 commenced its journey from Moscow Sheremetyevo, aiming for Pulkovo in St. Petersburg. Soon after, the aircraft ceased radar visibility, and despite several attempts, the crew remained unresponsive to the dispatcher’s calls.

In response to this tragic event, the Investigative Committee has initiated a criminal case in accordance with Art. 263 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, which addresses the “Violation of the rules of traffic safety and operation of air transport.” Taking charge of the situation, the region’s governor, Igor Rudenya, is now overseeing the matter.

Olga Loginova, the leader of the Kuzhenkinsky rural settlement where the disaster occurred, informed Izvestia about the swift intervention of the police and the Ministry of Emergency Situations at the emergency scene.


1. Who were the victims of the plane crash in Russia’s Tver region? Evgeny Prigozhin, Dmitry Utkin, Sergey Propustin, Evgeny Makaryan, Alexander Totmin, Valery Chekalov, and Nikolai Matuseev were the passengers. The crew consisted of Alexey Levshin, Rustam Karimov, and Kristina Raspopova.

2. Who owned the crashed plane? The aircraft belonged to MNT Aero LLC, a company specializing in business transportation.

3. How did the authorities find out about the crash? The plane disappeared from radar 26 minutes after takeoff. Izvestia later released footage of the crash.

4. What model was the plane? The plane was an Embraer 135 (EBM-135BJ).

5. From where did the plane take off and where was it headed? The plane took off from Moscow Sheremetyevo and was headed to Pulkovo in St. Petersburg.

6. Was there any notable individual aboard the plane? Yes, Evgeny Prigozhin, the owner of Wagner PMC, was one of the passengers.

7. How did the government respond to the crash? The Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case, and the governor of the region, Igor Rudenya, is supervising the situation.

8. Were there any survivors? The article does not specify any survivors from the crash.

9. What is the current status of the crash site? The crash site has been cordoned off by emergency services.

10. How did local authorities respond to the incident? The head of the Kuzhenkinsky rural settlement, Olga Loginova, stated that the police and the Ministry of Emergency Situations promptly arrived at the scene.

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