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“The Prosecutor General’s Office has granted the French partners' request on their coming to Russia to participate in the investigation of the criminal case opened over the oil major Total CEO’s fatal jet crash at Moscow's Vnukovo airport on October 20,” she said.
During the takeoff at Vnukovo airport on Monday night, the Dassault Falcon business jet, bound for Paris, collided with a snowplow, caught fire and fell onto the runway. All the people on board died in the crash.
The field stage of the Falcon jet crash investigation was completed on Thursday. A chief investigator with the Interstate Aviation Committee reported the results of the field stage.
The crew of the French Falcon jet that crashed in Moscow's Vnukovo airport on Monday night noticed the snowplow just 14 seconds before takeoff.
A trainee air traffic controller supervised by instructor was guiding Falcon at Vnukovo before crash. All systems of Falcon jet were properly functioning until crash.
The collision of the snowplow and Falcon jet occurred on an intersection of runway strips. The runway strip was free when takeoff authorization was given. Falcon's speed was about 250 km/h when it crashed with the snowplow.
All fragments of the jet have been collected from the crash site. A thorough examination of the fuselage, collected fragments and fuel is still to be conducted in the future.
A Moscow court on Thursday arrested the prime suspect in the case. Vladimir Martynenko, a snowplow operator who allegedly caused the crash of the French Falcon jet, has arrested until December 21.
The court ruled in favor of the prosecution after preliminary medical examination results were announced that Martynenko was drunk at the moment of the crash.
Russia’s Investigative Committee spokesman said the level of alcohol found in Martynenko's blood was 0,6 per mille.