Earlier today, a privately owned business jet crashed in the Tver Region of Russia, leading to the death of all 10 individuals on board, according to Russian emergency response officials. Yevgeny Prigozhin, a prominent mercenary leader, was listed among the passengers, although it remained uncertain whether he was actually on the flight.

Rumors circulating in the media suggested that the downed jet was the property of Prigozhin, the entrepreneurial mind behind the Wagner private military firm.

Prigozhin’s Name Was On The Flight Manifest

Russian emergency authorities, quoted by the government-controlled Tass news agency, disclosed that the ill-fated flight was manned by three pilots and carried seven passengers. Whether Prigozhin was among those onboard was not 100% clear, despite Rosaviatsia, Russia’s civil aviation regulator, confirming his name was on the passenger manifest.