Moscow Falcon 50EX F-GLSA crash kills Total CEO


A 2006-build Dassault Falcon 50EX private jet (F-GLSA / msn 348) crashed during the evening of Monday 20 October, killing all four people on board.

The aircraft was attempting to take-off at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport, when it struck a snow plough on the runway.

According to a BBC article, Russian investigators are saying the driver of the snow plough had been drinking alcohol prior to the accident.

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The aircraft was carrying Christophe de Margerie, the chief executive of French oil company Total, as well as three crew members at the time of the accident.

The aircraft was managed by French charter company UniJet, who were purchased by Luxaviation earlier in the year.

A video posted on YouTube shows the aftermath of the crash: