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Snowplough driver in Total CEO’s Russia plane crash drunk–investigators

/ 04:55 PM October 21, 2014
In this image from a video provided by the APTN, TV crews of different channels gather near the gates to Vnukovo 3 business airport outside Moscow, Russia, Monday night, Oct. 20, 2014. AP

In this image from a video provided by the APTN, TV crews of different channels gather near the gates to Vnukovo 3 business airport outside Moscow, Russia, Monday night, Oct. 20, 2014. AP

MOSCOW — The driver of a snowplough involved in a deadly accident at a Moscow airport that killed Total CEO Christophe de Margerie was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday.

“It has been established that the driver of the snowplough was in a drunk state,” the investigating unit said in a statement.

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It added that a preliminary theory was that “an error by the pilots and the actions of the snowplough driver” were to blame for the deadly accident.

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