Last Updated: March 08, 2021, 2200 hrs IST

 Olivier Dassault the French billionaire and aviation industrialist who was also a member of Parliament died in a helicopter crash along its the pilot after the Airbus AS350 helicopter crashed just after takeoff from a private airfield on Sunday 07-03-21 in the town of Touques in Normandy.

Olivier Dassault set up his business empire that made Falcon private jets and Rafale fighter planes and owned many other businesses including Le Figaro newspaper.

The French national air accident investigation agency, the BEA has started investigating the case by travelling to the site on Monday.

Forbes magazine listed Olivier Dassault as one of the world’s top 500 richest people in 2020. He held executive positions at the family-owned Dassault Group as well as serving in the lower house of parliament as a lawmaker from the conservative Republicans party since 2002.

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