Popular Russian TV talk show host, 41, is killed after light plane crashes in field


Popular Russian TV talk show host, 41, is killed after light plane crashes in field after catching fire during emergency landing

  • Alexander Koltovoy was piloting his Cessna aircraft when it caught fire 
  • Witnesses saw the crashed wreckage in a field engulfed in flames near Moscow
  • His wife – not named – was also killed in the crash, said reports from Russia 
  • Koltovoy hosted the ‘DNK’ (DNA) and ‘Zvezdi Soshlis’ (Stars Aligned) talk shows 

A popular Russian TV talk show host was killed in a light plane crash near Moscow on Saturday.

Alexander Koltovoy, 41, was piloting his Cessna aircraft when it appeared to catch fire while trying to make an emergency landing.

His wife – not named – was also killed in the crash, said reports.

Alexander Koltovoy (pictured), a popular Russian TV talk show host, was killed in a light plane crash near Moscow on Saturday

The plane was captured on a dash camera flying low over a Russian motorway

Smoke was seen coming out of the plane as it lost altitude

The plane was captured on a dash camera flying low over a Russian motorway. Smoke was seen coming out of the plane as it lost altitude

Videos showed smoke pouring from the single engine aircraft as it descended over a highway near Tomilino, in Moscow Region.

Eyewitnesses saw the crashed wreckage in a field engulfed in flames.

Another deeply distressing video released by Mash online media at the crash scene showed the severely charred remains of a man.

Koltovoy hosted the ‘DNK’ (DNA) and ‘Zvezdi Soshlis’ (Stars Aligned) talk shows on NTV channel.

The press service of the Emergencies Ministry confirmed the death of two people as a result of the air crash.

The private aircraft performed an emergency landing near Novoryazansky highway close to Tomilino village.

Eyewitnesses saw the crashed wreckage in a field engulfed in flames (pictured), and a video was shared online

Another deeply distressing video released by Mash online media at the crash scene showed the severely charred remains of a person

Another deeply distressing video released by Mash online media at the crash scene showed the severely charred remains of a person

Elena Markovskaya, of Moscow Transport Directorate of the Russian Investigative Committee, confirmed the single-engine plane crash.

NTV confirmed Koltovoy’s death in the star’s death.

‘Unfortunately, the information that Alexander Koltovoy and his wife were on board the crashed plane in the Moscow region was confirmed,’ said the channel.

Koltovy’s co-host Lera Kudryavtseva said: ‘He loved flying very much.

‘He flew almost every weekend.’

Koltovoy (pictured) hosted the 'DNK' (DNA) and 'Zvezdi Soshlis' (Stars Aligned) talk shows on NTV channel

Koltovoy (pictured) hosted the ‘DNK’ (DNA) and ‘Zvezdi Soshlis’ (Stars Aligned) talk shows on NTV channel

Fellow presenter Yulia Sivertsova told Podyem telegram channel: ‘We’re shocked.

‘I don’t know anything, (but) everyone has already confirmed it.’

Koltovoy was famous for a talk show where participants resolve family dramas with a genetic test.

Law enforcement officials told Sputnik news that the host had a private pilot’s license. 

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