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Total CEO de Margerie Dies in Executive Jet Crash in Moscow

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Total SA Chief Executive Officer Christophe de Margerie died when his airplane struck a snowplow on a Moscow runway, ending the life of one of the oil industry’s most prominent figures.

The 63-year-old, who’d been attending a summit of foreign investors in Russia, was returning to Paris when his private jet crashed in poor visibility while taking off from Vnukovo airport just before midnight. Three crew members were also killed.