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    Default A private plane crashed in Germany, killing the owners of the S7 airline.

    Russian S7 Airliner Co-Owner Among Killed in Germany Plane Crash.

    Meanwhile, Russian media said among those killed by the crash was the co-owner of the country's S7 air carrier. The German Bild newspaper reports that two of the three killed were Russians.

    The plane that crashed in Germany belonged to the Globus air company, which is a part of S7 Airliner, a source in the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) told Sputnik. A source close to Vladislav Filev, the head of S7 Airlines claimed to be killed in the crash by Russian media refuted the reports about his death.
    According to the German newspaper Bild, a light six-seat plane crashed in a field and burst into flames near Egelsbach, a town in the state of Hesse.
    S7 Airlines confirmed that the company's co-owner Natalia Fileva died as a result of the crash. Earlier, a source told Sputnik that the incident claimed the lives of Natalia Fileva and her father. Natalia Fileva, the wife of S7 CEO Vladislav Filev, was flying to Germany for medical treatment, the source specified.

    https://sputniknews.com/europe/20190...crash-germany/

    https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=223635

    https://www.jetphotos.com/registration/RA-2151G

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    Was it a twin or a single Engined Aircraft?

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    It was RA-2151G, an Epic LT, a very-high-performance pressurized single-engine 6-seat kit-build turboprop plane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    It was RA-2151G, an Epic LT, a very-high-performance pressurized single-engine 6-seat kit-build turboprop plane.

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    A $2M, six-passenger, pressurized, 1200hp turboprop.... "kit"?

    Isn't "kit" being used here as a loophole to circumvent the commercial certification process? I'm betting this one wasn't built by the owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan View Post
    A $2M, six-passenger, pressurized, 1200hp turboprop.... "kit"?

    Isn't "kit" being used here as a loophole to circumvent the commercial certification process? I'm betting this one wasn't built by the owner.
    Yes. The certified version, the Epic E1000, was supposde to start deliveries by mid 2019. They had 2 prototypes flying, one of them production-conforming. They completed structural testing mid 2019 and were making good progress with the flight testing. Type certificate was expected by early late 2018 / early 2019 and production certificate a few months after that. However, that didn't seem to have happened. I don;t know what is the current status.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan View Post
    Isn't "kit" being used here as a loophole to circumvent the commercial certification process?
    No.

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