German internet millionaire Thomas Wagner has died today as his plane crashed near Ajdovščina, near Ljubljana in Slovenia, Bild.de reported a few hours ago today, July 14, 2016. The 38-year old entrepreneur was flying from Venice, Italy to Leipzig, Germany. All four of the victims of the plane crash were German nationals. According to the Slovenian press Agency STA the plane (a Piper PA-32R) caught fire right after the crash in a forest. The pilot had reported problems due to icing.
The 38-year-old was on his way back to Leipzig, where the headquarters of his company Unister are located. The company owned over twenty successful and well-known portals for travel (ab-in-den-urlaub.de, fluege.de, hotelreservierungen.de, and others), media (news.de), social media, shopping and other topics. It was founded in 2002.