Private Plane Crash Kills 10 Near Moscow, U.S. President Briefed on Reports


A private plane en route from Moscow to St. Petersburg crashed in the Tver Region on Wednesday, Russia’s Ministry of Emergency Situations said.

The crash killed all ten people on board at a site to the northwest of Moscow, said the ministry in a statement.

Local reports said that Wagner Group private military company leader Yevgeny Prigozhin was listed among the passengers on board.

U.S. President Joe Biden has been briefed on reports that a plane reportedly carrying Prigozhin crashed in Russia, according to the White House press pool.

“We have seen the reports. If confirmed, no one should be surprised,” U.S. National Security Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson said via her account on social media site X, formerly known as Twitter.