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    Specialists from the Moscow-based Interstate Aviation Committee (MAK) continue their work at the Vnukovo airport, where CEO of French oil and gas giant Total died when his business jet crashed during takeoff.

    MOSCOW, October 22 (RIA Novosti) – Specialists from the Moscow-based Interstate Aviation Committee (MAK) continue their work at the Vnukovo airport, where CEO of French oil and gas giant Total died when his business jet crashed during takeoff.

    "At the moment, the MAK committee continues to work at the crash site. Fragments of the aircraft are being inspected," the committee said in a press release Wednesday.

    "At the same time information is being gathered at the airport and the actions of air traffic control, emergency teams and other services are being analyzed," the press release added, noting that specialists are also studying radar data and camera recordings and are evaluating the meteorological conditions at the time of the accident.

    The work is being conducted with the participation of French specialists.

    "MAK is confident that together with our French colleagues and aviation experts we will conduct the most thorough, independent and impartial investigation," the committee's press release said.

    A Falcon 50 business jet departing for Paris crashed late Monday night at Moscow's Vnukovo-3 Airport after hitting a snowplow during takeoff. None of the four people on board, including Total CEO Christophe de Margerie and three crew members, survived the crash.

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