Russian authorities have confirmed that the driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal crash at Vnukovo airport last night was drunk.
Shortly before midnight yesterday (October 20) a Falcon 50 aircraft crashed into a snow clearing machine on take-off, killing the CEO of French oil company Total Christophe de Margerie, who was the sole passenger, and the aircraft’s three crew.
Russian authorities have confirmed that main theories of a possible cause include errors by flight dispatchers and the snowplow driver.
The investigation team are also assessing reports of bad weather and whether pilot error was a contributing factor.
The authorities have also confirmed that they may suspend a number of staff from Vnukovo airport during the investigation.