43 Dead In Russian Plane Crash

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  1. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy

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    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/29105299/detail.html

    Former Red Wing Coach Among Dead In Russian Jet Crash

    Former Detroit Red Wings Brad McCrimmon, Ruslan Salei, Stefan Liv On Team


    POSTED: Wednesday, September 7, 2011

    UPDATED: 11:56 am EDT September 7, 2011

    Associated Press

    TUNOSHNA, Russia -- A Russian jet carrying a top ice hockey team crashed into a river bank Wednesday while taking off in western Russia, killing at least 43 people and leaving two others critically injured, officials said.

    The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry said the Yak-42 plane crashed in sunny weather immediately after leaving an airport near the city of Yaroslavl, on the Volga River about 150 miles (240 kilometers) northeast of Moscow.

    It said the plane was carrying the Lokomotiv ice hockey team from Yaroslavl to Minsk, the capital of Belarus, where it was to play Thursday against Dinamo Minsk in the opening game of the season of the Kontinental Hockey League. The ministry was carrying 45 people, including 37 passengers and eight crew, and two people survived the crash...
     
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    Thank you for posting this. Such a horrible tragedy for hockey fans around the world- and the families of these players, coaches, and managers. :sad:
     
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    BetteDavisEyes "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy

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    Russian Hockey Player Dies Week After Plane Crash

    Crash's Only Survivor Dies Of Injuries


    By the CNN Wire Staff

    POSTED: Monday, September 12, 2011

    UPDATED: 6:58 am EDT September 12, 2011

    (CNN) -- The only hockey player to survive a plane crash in Russia last week, Alexander Galimov, died of his injuries Monday, a hospital statement said.

    "Despite continuing therapy using all possible contemporary treatment, Alexander Galimov died from severe burns in the burn center of the Vishnevsky Institute of Surgery," a statement posted on the hospital's web page said.

    The Yak-42 passenger airplane was carrying 45 people, including eight crew members, when it crashed just after takeoff outside Yaroslavl Wednesday afternoon. It was bound for Minsk, Belarus, where the team was to play Thursday...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/sports/29153211/detail.html
     
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