French Oil Giant Boss Dies in Moscow Executive-Jet Crash

October 21, 2014 2:13 AM

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Total SA (FP)’s Christophe de Margerie died when his airplane struck a snowplow on a Moscow runway, ending a career in which he oversaw the biggest expansion of oil reserves at the French energy giant in at least 15 years.

The 63-year-old chief executive officer died at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport in the crash that also killed three crew members and the driver of the plow, Total said in a statement on its website.

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