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Russia: Total CEO crash investigation, plough driver facing possible 7-year sentence00:58

Russia: Total CEO crash investigation, plough driver facing possible 7-year sentence

Russian Federation, Moscow
October 21, 2014 at 07:39 GMT +00:00 · Published

A legal investigation has been initiated following the plane crash of Total CEO Christophe de Margerie on late Monday at Moscow's Vnukovo airport - Tatiana Morozova, a member of Moscow's Interregional Investigative Administration said in a statement, Tuesday. If found negligent, those responsible could face a seven-year sentence. Morozova added that the black boxes had been recovered, stating that the investigation is ongoing, with two different scenarios under consideration. The lawyer of the snow plough driver reportedly denied reports that his client was intoxicated at the time of the incident.

Margerie's Falcon-50 private jet collided with a snow plough on take-off, when it was leaving for Paris. After crashing on the runway, the aircraft was engulfed in flames.The three crew members and de Margerie, the only passenger died in the accident. The driver of the snow plough was purportedly drunk and was not hurt during the accident, preliminary investigations indicate.

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A legal investigation has been initiated following the plane crash of Total CEO Christophe de Margerie on late Monday at Moscow's Vnukovo airport - Tatiana Morozova, a member of Moscow's Interregional Investigative Administration said in a statement, Tuesday. If found negligent, those responsible could face a seven-year sentence. Morozova added that the black boxes had been recovered, stating that the investigation is ongoing, with two different scenarios under consideration. The lawyer of the snow plough driver reportedly denied reports that his client was intoxicated at the time of the incident.

Margerie's Falcon-50 private jet collided with a snow plough on take-off, when it was leaving for Paris. After crashing on the runway, the aircraft was engulfed in flames.The three crew members and de Margerie, the only passenger died in the accident. The driver of the snow plough was purportedly drunk and was not hurt during the accident, preliminary investigations indicate.

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