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by Paul on 09/07/11 at 11:12 AM ET
via Dmitry Chesnokov tweets,
A terrible tragedy in Russia. A charter plane carrying KHL’s Lokomotiv crashed. Only one person survived!
According to @plysenkov the plane crashed at takeoff. There were 37 people on board. Condolences to the #KHL and Lokomotiv.
The number of those perished is still being confirmed. Lokomotiv was on board. Its roster includes Vasyunov, Demitra, Salei, Skrastins…
added 9:14am, Locomotiv Roster.
added 9:18am, via RT.com,
Thirty-four people have died in a Yakovlev Yak-42 passenger plane crash near the city of Yaroslavl in Central Russia. The majority of victims were members of the local ice hockey team Lokomotiv.
The plane went down and caught fire shortly after taking to the air. The crash site is merely 500 meters from the runway.
The Yak-42 was on its way to the Belarusian capital Minsk and had 37 people on board, aviation authorities reported. The aircraft’s maximum capacity is 120 passengers and crew.
Several of the victims were foreign players for the club.
The three survivors are in a serious condition and have been taken to hospital.
added 9:27am, An ongoing blog/story from SovSport (translated).
added 11:18am, A new KK post on this tragedy.
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