The latest data available shows the aircraft making a false climb and descent that lasted about nine minutes.
The Embraer-135 aircraft, owned by the head of the Wagner PMC Yevgeny Prigozhin, experienced a “sharp descent” before the crash in the Tver region, which occurred on Wednesday night, August 23. The website reported this of flight tracking FlightRadar24.
Flight tracking data indicates that the aircraft stopped transmitting its position data at 18:11 local time. The reason for this may be “interference / jamming in the area.” At the same time, the board continued to transmit other data for nine minutes.
FlightRadar24 data shows that the flight touched down at 28,000 feet (about 8535 meters) and made several small changes in altitude.
The most recent data available show that the aircraft was making erratic climbs and descents, at some points climbing to more than 30,000 feet (ie, 9,144 meters).
Then, at 18:19 (local time), the data showed the jet’s rate of descent reached 8,000 feet (about 2,438 meters) per minute before the transmission of altitude data stopped.
FlightRadar24 said that although the aircraft does not transmit position information, other data such as altitude, speed, vertical speed and autopilot settings are broadcast. And it is these data that give an idea of the last moments of the flight.
Recall that earlier the state television channel Russia 24 reported the death of the leader of the “Wagnerites” Yevgeny Prigozhin as a result of a plane crash in the Tver region of the Russian Federation.
Prigozhin’s plane was shot down by Russian air defense – FT
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