LR deputy for Oise and businessman Olivier Dassault died at the age of 69 in the crash of his helicopter
The parliamentarian was le son and grandson of industrialists Serge and Marcel Dassault.
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Les Républicains de l’Oise deputy Olivier Dassault died at the age of 69, Sunday March 7, learned franceinfo from the presidency of the National Assembly. Olivier Dassault was the son and grandson of industrialists Serge and Marcel Dassault and one of the greatest fortunes in France.
The parliamentarian lost his life in a helicopter crash on Sunday afternoon in Touques, near Deauville, according to information from France Bleu Normandie. The aircraft took off from private property in the late afternoon. The pilot also died in the accident. The public prosecutor of Lisieux charged the research section of the air transport gendarmerie with the investigation. The Bureau of Investigation and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA) also opened a safety investigation.
Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to the chosen one, in a tweet. “Olivier Dassault loved France. Captain of industry, deputy, local elected, reserve commander in the air force: throughout his life, he never ceased to serve our country, to promote its assets. His death brutal is a great loss. Thoughts of his family and loved ones “, wrote the head of state.
Many right-wing personalities have also paid tribute to Olivier Dassault. “Our region is losing a great servant”, tweeted Xavier Bertrand, president of Hauts-de-France. “Great sadness at the news of the sudden disappearance of Olivier Dassault. A businessman, but also a renowned photographer, he had a passion for politics in his blood, anchored in his department of Oise”, greeted Valérie Pécresse, president of the Ile-de-France region.