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Olivier Dassault killed in helicopter crash: What you need to know

Oliver Dassault
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On Sunday, March 7th, 69 years old French billionaire and conservative politician Olivier Dassault was killed in a helicopter crash. The crash took place in Normandy, where he owns a house. According to police, the pilot of the helicopter was also killed in the crash. His family owns Le Figaro newspaper and the Dassault Aviation, maker of Rafale warplanes. According to Forbes 2020 rich list, Oliver along with his siblings was considered 361st richest man in the world. President Emmanuel Macron paid his tribute to Dassault on Twitter by writing, “His sudden death is a great loss. Thoughts on his family and loved ones”

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