Kevin Bae

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Right on schedule, Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin dead in plane crash

Who’s writing this script? It’s too predictable now.

A business jet that had Yevgeny Prigozhin, the owner of the Wagner paramilitary group, among its passengers crashed northwest of Moscow, Russia’s state Tass news agency said citing aviation authorities, with all 10 people aboard killed.

Footage posted by onlookers in the Tver region showed what seemed like the trail of an antiaircraft missile and then the jet, an Embraer Legacy 600, falling out of the sky with one wing missing. Social media channels close to Wagner said that Russian air defenses had shot down the plane, which was one of several aircraft owned by Prigozhin.

Plane Carrying Wagner Owner Prigozhin Crashes in Russia, All Aboard Killed – WSJ (no paywall)