Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.23
The Basmanny Court in Moscow has arrested the driver of the snowplow involved in the fatal plane crash of French oil giant Total's CEO earlier in the week, RIA Novosti said.
The snowplow driver, Vladimir Martynenko, is under investigation for his role in the tragic accident that occurred late Monday night. Martynenko was detained for 48 hours directly after the accident.
Total CEO Christophe de Margerie died in the crash of a Falcon 50 business jet late Monday night at Vnukovo-3 Airport. The incident happened when the aircraft, which was to fly to Paris, hit a snow removal vehicle when taking off. De Margerie was the only passenger on board along with three crew members, also French citizens. The crew also died in the crash.
A leading airdrome service engineer Vladimir Ledenev, who led the snow removal work, the head of airport flights Roman Dunayev as well as dispatcher trainee Svetlana Krivsun and the dispatcher Alexander Kruglov, who managed the air traffic at the time of the crash are also suspected in addition to Martynenko.
Translated by EA
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