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Total’s CEO de Margerie Dies in Plane Crash, Interfax Says

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Christophe de Margerie, the Total SA chief executive officer who oversaw the biggest increase in reserves at the French oil explorer in at least 15 years, died in a Moscow plane crash, Interfax reported.

The 63-year-old CEO died at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport when a business jet crashed, Interfax said, citing an unidentified law enforcement official. Four people aboard a Dassault Aviation SA Falcon jet died when it crashed into a snowplow late yesterday, Elena Krylova, a spokeswoman for the airport, said by phone, adding it’s against policy to name the victims.