Politician Dassault dies in a helicopter crash

A tragic helicopter crash occurred in France. Billionaire and politician Olivier Dassault died. His sudden death caused consternation – including President Emmanuel Macron.

The French billionaire and politician Olivier Dassault was killed in a helicopter crash. The helicopter with the 69-year-old on board crashed on Sunday near Deauville, the AFP news agency learned in the evening. The pilot was also killed. Dassault was the son of Serge Dassault, who headed the armaments company of the same name.

Olivier Dassault belonged to the Republican Party (LR) and sat for them in the National Assembly. French President Emmanuel Macron praised him in the short message service Twitter as a man of many talents and declared: “His brutal death is an enormous loss.”

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