Flight attendant sent revealing message about Prigozhin's private jet before tragic crash

Written by Henrik Rothen

Aug.31 - 2023 3:06 PM CET

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Flight attendant sent revealing message about Prigozhin's private jet.

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Just hours before the fatal crash of Yevgeny Prigozhin's private jet, 39-year-old flight attendant Kristina Raspopova sent a mysterious message to her family.

The message hinted at an "unexplained delay" before the plane took off. The crash later claimed the lives of Prigozhin and nine other individuals.

Raspopova's message to her family indicated that the plane was undergoing some sort of "repair" prior to the flight. This information was reported on the Telegram channel VChK-OGPU, which had been in contact with a family member of the deceased flight attendant. The family member explained that some work was being done on the plane before it took off.

"She said she was in Moscow and would be flying either today or tomorrow," the family member told VChK-OGPU. "The plane was either under maintenance or undergoing some emergency repairs. They were waiting for the plane. It was some sort of maintenance, nothing special."

The aftermath of the crash led to the discovery of the earthly remains of seven passengers and three crew members, including Raspopova. The remains were removed from the crash site around 6:00 a.m., with vehicles arriving at approximately 4:30 a.m.

While Russia has confirmed Prigozhin's death in the crash, it's important to note that this has not been officially verified. There are ongoing speculations that it could be someone who changed their name to protect "Putin's chef."

Additionally, rumors suggest that another Wagner leader, Dmitry Utkin, may have also perished in the crash. Utkin was instrumental in forming the group and is often referred to as "Wagner."