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Christophe de Margerie Died in Air Crash in Vnukovo, Russia

The tragedy happened when the plane was taking off.

22.Oct.14 5:53 PM
By Alexey Kuritsyn


Christophe de Margerie Died in Air Crash in Vnukovo, Russia
CEO of French Oil producing company called Total Christophe de Margerie died in an air crash in Vnukovo airport which is located in Moscow. The information has been officially confirmed by the media office of the corporation.

The tragedy happened on Monday 20th of October at 11:57 p.m. when the plane was taking off. Dassault Falcon 50 private airplane was allowed to take off and started gaining speed before heading to Paris. While going along the runway the plane hit the snow blower with its left wing. This collision resulted in explosion. Representatives of Ministry of Emergency Situations report about wreckage that has been spread 200 meters around the crash scene. Christophe de Margerie and three crew members died.

Several versions of air crash are being worked out by investigation committee. The tragedy could result in bad weather conditions, traffic controllerís mistake or misleading actions of snow blower driver. The last version is more likely to be true as representative of Investigation Committee Vladimir Markin stated that that driver was drunk.

Criminal case has been initiated upon the air crash.

Christophe de Margerie visited Moscow in order to take part in a meeting of Consultant Council of Foreign Investments. Prime Minister of Russian federation Dmitry Medvedev has also taken part in this meeting. De Margerie was the only representative of huge European corporations who did not approve of any sanctions against Russia. His career in one of the biggest and most reputable oil producing enterprises started in 1974.

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