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Criminal probe ordered in Russian crash that killed Total CEO
Criminal probe ordered in Russian crash that killed Total CEO

Russian investigators have opened a criminal probe into the fiery crash that killed Total SA chief executive Christophe de Margerie and the three French crewmen piloting his private jet out of a Moscow airport, officials announced on Tuesday. A spokesman for the Russian Investigative Committee said it was apparent that “criminal negligence” caused the crash of the French-made Dassault Falcon 50 as it attempted to take off from Moscow’s Vnukovo airport just before midnight on Monday. The jet, on which de Margerie was the only passenger, struck a snowplow as it lifted off, causing it to burst into flames and crash, killing all four on board, Russian news agencies...

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