Total's CEO De Margerie dies in Moscow plane crash

Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil company Total, and another three persons died when their Falcon-50 airplane crashed at Moscow's Vnukovo airport

Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil company Total, and another three persons died when their Falcon-50 airplane crashed at Moscow's Vnukovo airport.

"The latest information available confirms that four people have died: three crew members and a passenger of the Falcon plane, which belongs to a French air carrier," Tatyana Morozova, spokesperson for the Russian Investigative Committee's Moscow interregional transport investigative department, told Interfax.

All of them were citizens of France, she added.

Total, for its part, has confirmed de Margerie's death in the air crash.

"Total confirms with deep regret and great sadness that Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie died just after 10 p.m. (Paris time) on October 20 in a private plane crash at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow, following a collision with a snow removal machine," the French oil company said in a statement.

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