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French billionaire MP Olivier Dassault dies in helicopter crash

President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to the 69-year-old in a tweet, saying 'Olivier Dassault loved France. A captain of industry...

Published: 08th March 2021 12:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th March 2021 12:22 AM   |  A+A-

French MP Olivier Dassault. (Photo| AFP)

French MP Olivier Dassault. (Photo| AFP)

By AFP

French billionaire politician Olivier Dassault was killed in a helicopter crash in northern France on Sunday, parliamentary and investigation sources told AFP.

President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to the 69-year-old in a tweet, saying "Olivier Dassault loved France. A captain of industry, local MP... he never ceased to serve our country", and calling his death "a great loss".



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