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Prigozhin, Utkin were in plane that crashed in Tver Region - aviation authority

AKIPRESS.COM - The Russian governmental agency in charge of civil aviation published the names of all passengers and crew members of the Embraer business jet that crashed in the Tver Region on Wednesday, mentioning Yevgeny Prigozhin and Dmitry Utkin among them, TASS reported.

Other passengers were Sergey Propustin, Yevgeny Makaryan, Alexander Totmin, Valery Chekalov and Nikolay Matyuseyev. Chekalov was mentioned in US sanctions lists as a man close to Prigozhin.

The plane also had three crew members on board: pilot-in-command Alexey Levshin, co-pilot Rustam Karimov and flight attendant Kristina Raspopova.

“The flight of the Embraer-135 jet (EBM-135BJ) was performed in accordance with a flight permit issued in due order,” the Federal Air Transport Agency said.

An Embraer business jet en route from Moscow to St. Petersburg crashed in the Tver Region north of Moscow on Wednesday evening. The aircraft had 10 people on board, all of them died. It was owned by the MNT-Aero company, which specializes in providing private jet services. The Federal Air Transport Agency is investigating the crash. The Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation started a criminal investigation into potential violations of air transportation safety and operation rules.

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