Menatep Director Stephen Curtis died in a helicopter crash near the Bournemouth airport in Great Britain late yesterday evening. Curtis replaced Platon Lebedev late last year as Menatep director when Lebedev was arrested on tax evasion and fraud charges.
British police for the time being have refused to comment saying that information about Curtis' death must first be delivered to his relatives. Curtis' helicopter was flying from London and crashed 1.5 kilometers from the Bornmuth airport. Rescue workers discovered two bodies at the crash site. The other body has not yet been identified. According to witnesses, the helicopter exploded in the air and crashed to the ground.
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