A snowplow machine driver found guilty in the crash that led to the death of French Total oil and gas company CEO Christophe de Margerie, who died on the night from October 20 to October 21, 2014, according to a correspondent.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A snowplow machine driver admitted his guilt in the 2014 crash that led to the death of French Total oil and gas company CEO Christophe de Margerie, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported from the courtroom Thursday.
De Margerie died on the night from October 20 to October 21, 2014, when his business jet crashed in Moscow’s Vnukovo airport. De Margerie was the only passenger on board the aircraft in addition to three French crew members who also died in the crash.
The prosecutor's office has brought charges against snowplow driver Vladimir Martynenko, whose vehicle hit against the plane during takeoff, provoking the crash, as well as senior shift engineer Vladimir Ledenev and air traffic controllers Roman Dunaev, Aleksander Kruglov and Nadezhda Arkhipova.
Ledenev has also admitted his guilt on Thursday.
According to the Russian Investigative Committee, violations of runway rules and the negligence of air traffic controllers led to the accident.