Yevgeny Prigozhin, the Wagner PMC boss, has died in a plane crash on Wednesday, August 23. The plane, which is said to be an Embraer Legacy 600 jet, came down while enroute to St. Petersburg from Moscow.
Since the incident occurred, many Russians and people all over the world, have been asking to know what actually led to the crash. In this article, we’ll tell you if Yevgeny Prigozhin plane was shot down or not.
Was Yevgeny Prigozhin plane shot down?
As at the time of writing this article, the cause of the plane crash is not known. This is because, authorities are yet to launch investigations into the accident. The cause can only be revealed following investigations.
However, in a video shot from the ground, one could see fire consuming the plane as it comes down. This made some people to think the plane was shot down.
The Wagner boss and his fighters have fought in Ukraine. His involvement in the war made him a target for the Ukrainian military as well as the United States and its western allies.
When a plane is shot in the air, it catches fire, spins in the air before crashing. All these are seen in the video that captures the incident. So, don’t you think those that believe the plane was shot down, have a point here?
Where Yevgeny Prigozhin’s plane crashed?
The crash occurred in when Prigozhin’ plane was flying out of Sheremetyevo International Airport, to St. Petersburg.
Seconds after dangling in the air, the plane crashed on an open field.