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Russia's Investigative Committee is currently considering four possible causes of the plane crash at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport, the committee's representative Ivan Sibul told journalists Tuesday.

MOSCOW, October 21 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's Investigative Committee is currently considering four possible causes of the plane crash at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport, the committee's representative Ivan Sibul told journalists Tuesday.

"There are different versions of the accident: guilt of pilots, guilt of dispatchers, guilt of the snow-removing machine's driver, poor visibility," Sibul said.

He also said that the plane's nose landing gear collided with the snow-removing machine and the plane rolled over. Now, investigators are trying to find out whether there is a video recording of the incident. Sibul added that firing of a number of airport employees is under consideration.

A Falcon 50 jet crashed Monday night in the Vnukovo-3 airport. The cause of the crash was the jet’s collision with a snow-clearing machine on the runway. The aircraft was performing a flight from Moscow to Paris with the head of Total energy giant Christophe de Margerie as the only passenger on board.

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Vnukovo airport, plane crash, Falcon 50 jet, Investigative Committee
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