Christophe de Margerie
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Total's CEO dies in jet crash

The head of the French oil company, Total, has been killed in a crash at an airport in the Russian capital.

A spokeswoman for Vnukovo airport said Christophe de Margerie and three crew members had died when their business jet collided with a snow plough while trying to take off.

Total, the French multinational, is one of the world's big six so-called "supermajor" oil companies.

Dmitry Medvedenko, a journalist for the Voice of Russia radio station in Moscow, reports.

  • 21 Oct 2014
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