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Investigators provide update on Prigozhin plane crash

Law enforcement officials say they retrieved the aircraft’s black boxes and ordered DNA tests to identify the victims

Russian law enforcement officials have found the black boxes of an aircraft that crashed in Tver Region this week. Wagner Group founder Evgeny Prigozhin was apparently aboard the plane, the Investigative Committee said on Friday. The victims of the crash are yet to be identified, it added.

A total of 10 bodies were found at the crash site, the committee’s statement said. That figure corresponds to the number of passengers and crew members listed on the aircraft’s manifest, which included Prigozhin. DNA tests are currently underway to identify all the victims, according to the committee’s spokeswoman, Svetlana Petrenko.

Investigators are still searching the crash site, she said, adding that all the relevant data and evidence is being gathered to “detail all the circumstances of the air disaster.” The probe is still considering “all potential versions” of the incident, she added.


August 25, 2023 at 10:37PM

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