Total CEO Dies in Plane Crash

Christophe de MARGERIE

Christophe de Margerie, Chief Executive of French energy major Total was killed tonight along with three crew members in a plane crash at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport.   The highly regarded executive was taking off to Paris aboard a Falcon 50 business jet when, according to a statement by Total, it collided with a snow removal machine.

The incident occurred at approximately 10PM Paris time on 20 October.