One of the richest women in Russia has been killed in a private jet crash along with the pilot and another passenger.
Natalia Fileva, chairwoman and co-owner of Russia's second largest airline S7, died in the tragedy earlier today near Frankfurt, the company said.
The jet crashed and caught fire when it was landing at Egelsbach Airport. All three on board were killed.
Two others have also died in a car crash involving a police car which was on its way to the scene, German police said.
Three officers were seriously injured as well.
A police spokesman confirmed the six-seater aircraft was en route from France when it came down near Egelsbach and caught fire.
Pictures from the scene show debris everywhere and the jet completely destroyed.
Photos also show several crushed cars from the collision nearby.
Russian and international authorities have launched an investigation.
There is no information yet on what caused the crash, said S7, Russia's second-largest airline after Aeroflot.
Natalia, 55, was last year estimated to be worth $600 million. It is understood she has three children.
She has owned S7 with husband Vladislav Filev since the 1990s.
"The S7 Group holding team expresses deepest condolences to the family and significant others," the company said, adding that she was a "bright" and "beautiful" woman.