United States and coalition airstrikes in Syria over the last month have killed more than 500 jihadists, of both Islamic State and Al-Qaeda affiliated groups, and 32 civilians, according to a human rights monitor.
At least 32 civilians, including women and children, have been killed in US-led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, said a monitoring group. All in all, 553 people died in the month-long campaign against the extremists.
The head and deputy-head of Vnukovo Airport have resigned, the airport’s press service announced amid the ongoing investigation into the plane crash that killed Total CEO Christophe de Margerie and three crewmembers.
The driver of a snowplow which collided with a plane, killing Total’s CEO, had reportedly drunk booze-laced coffee, Russian media said. During interrogation he confessed he didn’t notice entering the runway and didn’t see or hear the plane taking off.
Sanctions against Russia are counterproductive and stability should be restored to provide more investment to the country, Total CEO Christophe de Margerie said during his last speech in Moscow before he died in a plane crash.
When an aircraft taking off with a lot of fuel on board and maximum speed hits something metal on its way, sparks alongside heat and pressure are inevitable, and this is catastrophic for any plane, Head of Aviation at CQ University Ron Bishop told RT.
The death of Christophe de Margerie may have a temporary effect on the energy company’s share price, compared to those caused by Exxon Valdez oil spill and BP’s Gulf spill, John Griffing, Republican blogger in Texas, told RT.
Wind speeds of up to 100mph are battering parts of the UK, as the tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo reaches British shores. Gusts and heavy rain have uprooted trees and caused flight cancellations, rail delays and road gridlocks.
Russian prosecutors claim the driver of the snowplow which crashed with Total CEO Christophe de Margerie’s jet was drunk. His lawyer, however, says he was completely sober, due to a heart condition preventing him from drinking.
A set of unfortunate circumstances may have caused the fatal airline accident that claimed the life of Total's CEO Christophe de Margerie, including technical problems and human error, Mark Weiss, a former American Airlines pilot, told RT.