3 bodies found in plane crash that killed Russian tycoon

3 bodies found in plane crash that killed Russian tycoon

Two other people died after their auto collided with a police vehicle heading to the crash scene, according to German news agency DPA.

Russian and worldwide authorities would investigate the crash, S7 added.

Fileva's father was also reported to have died in the crash, along with the pilot, according to RIA Novosti.

Business magazine Forbes estimates Natalia Filleva's wealth at $ 600 million.

Her airline confirmed that Ms Fileva was on board the single-engine, six-seater Epic-LT aircraft when it crashed. "So far, the circumstances of the tragedy are unknown", the press service said.

German police revealed to journalists on Monday that that there were three people aboard the plane, including the pilot of the flight, which originated in France while two passengers were believed to be Russian citizens.

"S7 Group team extends honest and heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Fileva's family and loved ones", the company said. The company's employees will always remember Natalia Valeryevna as a bright, caring leader and a wonderful person.

The plane went down in a field at around 1330 GMT, police said. "This is an irreparable loss for the whole team", S7 added.

A local police spokesman said in the plane allegedly traveled two Russian citizens had been completely burned, making identification of the victims more hard.

Fileva was one of Russia's richest women and she and her husband had four children, including an adopted child. Three police officers were seriously hurt, while both occupants of the other auto died.

S7 grew into a major carrier in the 1990s and is one of Russia's second-biggest airlines after Aeroflot.

The police statement said the passengers would probably only be positively identified in the coming week.

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