Falcon 50 light aircraft crashed into a snow removing vehicle at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport. The plane burnt completely during the crash, killing all four people on board. President of French oil company Total, Christophe de Margerie, was among those, who was killed in the crash, TASS reports. Three crew members, also French citizens, died too. Official spokespeople for Total confirmed the death of the company president.
The plane was flying from Moscow to Paris and had a French registration. Representatives of the Investigative Committee said at first that there were five victims of the crash, including the driver of the snow-clearing vehicle. Afterwards, the information about the death of the driver was denied.
The crash took place at about 23:57 Moscow time.
"According to specified information, four people have been killed in the crash: three crew members and a passenger of Falcon aircraft, owned by a French airline," representative of the Investigative Committee, Tatyana Morozova said. According to her, a 39-year-old woman and three men are among the dead - all French citizens.
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UPDATE: It has been established that the driver of the snow-removing vehicle was in a state of alcoholic intoxication at the moment, when the tragedy occurred, Tatyana Morozova, an official representative of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation said.
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