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Teen Who Tracked Elon Musk’s Plane Launches Russian Oligarch Jets Account

Jack Sweeney, the teenager who made headlines tracking Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s private plane, has launched another Twitter account that tracks planes of Russian oligarchs
An Alrosa private jet takes off from Novosibirsk International Airport in Siberia, Russia. Kirill Kukhmar/TASS via Getty Images
An Alrosa private jet takes off from Novosibirsk International Airport in Siberia, Russia. Kirill Kukhmar/TASS via Getty Images


Jack Sweeney
, the teenager who made headlines tracking Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s private plane, has launched another Twitter account that tracks planes of Russian oligarchs amid the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Bloomberg News reported on Monday.

Sweeney told Bloomberg he created Russian Oligarch Jets — @RUOligarchJets — after receiving requests as the U.S. and its allies unveiled sweeping sanctions on Moscow and its elite. 

Russian Oligarch Jets has tracked the helicopters, private jets and commercial-sized airplanes of prominent Russians, including Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich, the nation’s wealthiest person, according to Bloomberg. 

“The aircrafts these oligarchs have are absolutely crazy,” Sweeney, 19, told Bloomberg, saying that Russia’s wealthy love to fly in commercial-sized aircraft such as the Airbus A319 and Boeing 737. 

“Their planes are huge compared to other jets,” he added.

Reports emerged last month that Musk had offered Sweeney $5,000 to shut down a Twitter account that tracks his private flights. 

“I don’t love the idea of being shot by a nutcase,” Musk said in the direct message to Sweeney, according to Protocol

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