Vnukovo Airport chief, deputy resign following recent tragedy

Andrei Dyakov, the general director of Vnukovo International Airport, and his deputy, Sergei Solntsev, have tendered their resignations following Monday night's "tragic event" the airport said in a statement.

Andrei Dyakov, the general director of Vnukovo International Airport, and his deputy, Sergei Solntsev, have tendered their resignations following Monday night's "tragic event" the airport said in a statement.

The request was accepted, the airport said. "The board of directors of Vnukovo International Airport, which decides in appointments and resignations of airport management, accepted the decision regarding the resignation of the managers," the airport said.

Airport spokeswoman Yelena Krylova told Interfax that decisions to appoint new executives had not yet been reached. She declined to name the interim head and deputy head.

The airport also said it had suspended its shift manager, head of airfield operations and engineering shift manager.

A Falcon jet carrying Christophe de Margerie, the CEO of French oil and gas giant Total, crashed into a snow plough during takeoff on the airport runway late on October 21, killing all four people on board.

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