Last breakfast from only woman killed on board Prigozhin plane: Flight attendant’s last message from airport lounge as she waited for ‘mysterious repairs’ to be carried out in the plane ‘plane
The last photo taken by the only woman killed in the plane crash of the leader of the Wagner Group, Eugène Prigojine, has been revealed.
Flight attendant Kristina Raspopova posted a photo of her last meal on Twitter before boarding the doomed flight.
Ms Raspopova, along with ten other people consisting of seven passengers and three crew members, were killed when the private plane crashed on August 23.
Russian mercenary leader Eugene Prigozhin was on the passenger list of Embraer Flight-135 (EBM-135BJ) from Moscow to St. Petersburg.
The hostess reportedly told family members that the plane had been delayed due to an undisclosed technical inspection and repairs.
Flight attendant Kristina Raspopova was killed when Yevgeny Prigozhin’s private jet crashed on August 23, 2023.
This Twitter image posted before her death was Ms Raspopova’s last breakfast
A look at the aftermath of the private plane crash, killing all ten on board
Wednesday’s accident in the Tver region, northwest of the capital Moscow, comes the same day that Russian General Sergei Surovikine was reportedly sacked as air force chief.
Mr. Prigozhin led an abortive mutiny against the Russian armed forces in June.
According to the official Russian news agency Interfax, the ten bodies have been found.
US officials said the plane crash that claimed the lives of Prigozhin and Wagner Group co-founder Dmitry Utkin was likely caused by a surface-to-air missile.
The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity given the sensitivity of the matter, stressed that the information was still preliminary and under review.
Their assessment contradicts that of several independent Russian media, which claimed that the explosion was probably caused by a bomb placed on board.
The Russian newspaper Baza, publishing the diagrams of the plane, pointed out that a service compartment near the toilets, in the rear part of the plane, behind the wings, presented an ideal place to conceal a bomb.
The plane, of which Prigozhin was named a passenger on his flight list, was then said to have been ravaged by fire, while images on social media claimed to show the wreckage.
A Russian serviceman inspects part of a crashed private plane near the village of Kuzhenkino, Tver region, Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the 15th BRICS summit via video conference in Moscow, Russia, August 24, 2023.
This image grab from a video from razgruzka_vagnera’s Telegram account on August 22, 2023 shows the leader of the Russian mercenary group Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin.
Alexey Levshin, private jet pilot, killed in an accident on August 23, 2023