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Total CEO Christophe de Margerie killed in Moscow plane accident: airport spokeswoman
October 20, 2014 / 11:50 PM / 3 years ago

Total CEO Christophe de Margerie killed in Moscow plane accident: airport spokeswoman

(Reuters) - Total SA (TOTF.PA) CEO Christophe de Margerie was killed in an airplane accident at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport, airport spokeswoman Elena Krylova said on Tuesday.

Christophe de Margerie, CEO of the French oil and gas company Total SA, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Paris July 7, 2014. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

“Tonight, a plane crashed when it collided with a snow-clearing machine. Three crew members and a passenger died. I can confirm that the passenger was Total’s head de Margerie,” she said.

Total was not immediately reachable for confirmation.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin and James Regan; Writing by Howard Goller; Editing by Gary Crosse

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