The defense of the defendants in the case of the Falcon plane crash at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport, where the head of the French oil and gas company Total Christophe de Margerie died, will appeal the verdict.
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“We will consider any verdict other than acquittal,” RIA Novosti quoted one of the lawyers as saying.
Earlier, the Soltsevsky Court of Moscow sentenced three defendants to terms of five to six years in prison, serving their sentences in a colony-settlement. In the dock were Vnukov’s flight director Roman Dunaev, as well as air traffic controllers Alexander Kruglov and Nadezhda Arkhipova. At the same time, the court amnestied Arkhipov.
On the night of October 21, 2014, a Falcon 50 plane crashed at Vnukovo airport. Christophe de Margerie and three crew members were killed.