IAC publishes report on Total CEO plane crash
MOSCOW, October 25 (RAPSI, Oleg Sivozhelezov) – The Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) has published its final report on investigation into the death of Total CEO Cristophe de Maergerie during the air crash in Russia’s Vnukovo airport, the organization's website reads on Tuesday.
Authors of the report listed several factors, which, when combined, may have resulted in the plane crash. Among potential causes of the crash are: violation of regulations over control of alcohol use by drivers of special equipment, absence of equipment for listening to traffic controllers in snow plow machines, inefficient organization of work with subsystem of observation and control of airfield, no measures taken by the plane’s crew to prevent takeoff after receiving information about “machine that intersects a road”.
On October 20, IAC announced that it had finished investigation of the plane crash.
“Investigation into the air crash has been completed,” – IAC’s press-release reads. However the report itself has not been published yet. Reportedly, France and Netherlands have no objections against the conclusions made by the IAC.
Christophe de Margerie died in a plane crash at Vnukovo airport on October 21, 2014, when his plane’s wing hit a snow plow. Among the victims were three crew members, all French citizens.
Lead airfield service engineer Vladimir Ledenev, snow plow driver Vladimir Martynenko, air traffic controller Alexander Kruglov, airport flight manager Roman Dunayev, and dispatcher Natalya Arkhipova stand charged in the case.