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Fulgurite #1 Posted 07 September 2011 - 04:21 PM

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Russian airliner in fatal crash near Yaroslavl

An airliner carrying members of a major league ice hockey team has crashed in Russia killing 43 people.

Witnesses saw the plane burst into flames shortly after taking off from an airport at the city of Yaroslavl, about 250km (160 miles) north-east of Moscow.

Investigators found wreckage of the plane in the Volga river.

Members of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey team were on board the plane, on their way to Belarus for the first match of the season.

Officials said two people were unaccounted for after the crash, the cause of which has not been confirmed.


Flames 'nine storeys high


'The team, which had been due to play Dinamo Minsk on Thursday, includes players from Germany, Sweden, and Slovakia as well as Russia.

It was not clear how many of the fatalities were members of the team.

The reigning champions Ufa had already started their first game of the Kontinental Hockey League season, but abandoned the match when the seriousness of the crash became clear.

"In such a situation, after their friends and colleagues died, the players of both teams considered playing to be absolutely impossible," KHL president Alexander Medvedev said.

The 10,000-strong crowd in Ufa's stadium held a minute's silence for the victims of the crash.

The plane, a Yak-42, had a capacity of more than 100 passengers, but it is thought only 45 people were on board.

A local policeman told the BBC Russian service he had seen the plane come down.

He said the plane had barely taken off before it plunged to the ground, and he saw "flames as high as a nine-storey building".

President Dmitry Medvedev was due to travel to Yaroslavl for a forum later in the week, and his spokeswoman says he will alter his schedule to visit the crash site.

Mr Medvedev has promised to overhaul the industry and take out of service ageing jets from the Soviet era.



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CZ1Thor #2 Posted 07 September 2011 - 04:30 PM

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...many great players are dead included three mighty czech players Marek, Vasicek and Rachunek...i cant describe my feelings right now..RIP  :(

DeathWalker_rus_ #3 Posted 07 September 2011 - 04:39 PM

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It's sad...
Team of my sity. They were one of the best...

Arkhell #4 Posted 07 September 2011 - 04:41 PM

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and thats why that stuff should of been pulled from the air ages ago...

we have a saying in the netherlands:

Als het kalf verdronken is dempt men the put.

loosly translated:

when the calf has drowned people close the well off.

you get the meaning i geuss.


RIP.

srk1 #5 Posted 07 September 2011 - 05:14 PM

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thats a probably a murder!

thebeastcalledpoopy #6 Posted 07 September 2011 - 05:44 PM

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RIP all those lost in the crash

As a Man Utd fan, who suffered a similar tragedy at Munich in 1958, a special sympathy to the fans of the team as well

tlkounev #7 Posted 07 September 2011 - 05:46 PM

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RIP it´s tragedy for our national ice hockey team and for us. Three world champions died - Josef Vašíček, Karel Rachůnek(rachna Kachna) and Jan Marek. Remember Pavol Demitra, Stefan Liv, Kārlis Skrastiņš and The Others too.

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View Postsrk1, on 07 September 2011 - 05:14 PM, said:

thats a probably a murder!

And you're right. It was the fault of Russian government because this plane was in the EU blacklist.

Piratxxx #9 Posted 07 September 2011 - 05:57 PM

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R.I.P :( 3 players from the Czech championship team, died there..

WindSurfer #10 Posted 07 September 2011 - 06:17 PM

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rest in peace :(

Hrdina_Sovetskeho_Svazu #11 Posted 07 September 2011 - 06:27 PM

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Our hockey team will miss them, they were very good hockey players

Sotahullu #12 Posted 07 September 2011 - 07:35 PM

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"Sight" -_-


Im really getting piss of by the accidents happening on Russia...
They could have been so EASILY prevented from happening.

Well was it luck or not, teams coach wasnt in plane so propably there isn"t another grave to dig...

Vosahlo #13 Posted 07 September 2011 - 07:48 PM

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R.I.P. from czech republic...
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Csocso #14 Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:22 PM

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Tragedy... I played Hockey for over 6 years.
R.I.P. :(

Alighierian #15 Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:32 PM

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View Postarkhell, on 07 September 2011 - 04:41 PM, said:

and thats why that stuff should of been pulled from the air ages ago...

we have a saying in the netherlands:

Als het kalf verdronken is dempt men the put.

loosly translated:

when the calf has drowned people close the well off.

you get the meaning i geuss.


RIP.

and in case somebody didnt get the metaphor:

People tend to fix stuff after something went horribly wrong


but sad stuff like this happens, who knows, they might have won the matches...

R.I.P.

methoz #16 Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:40 PM

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R.I.P. from Czech Republic



kezni #17 Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:51 PM

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Pavol Demitra too, isn't it?

Nathaniak #18 Posted 07 September 2011 - 09:58 PM

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Not involved in hockey or the countries affected, but I think I speak for all when I say R.I.P.

tigerstreak #19 Posted 07 September 2011 - 10:37 PM

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a nightmare for thousands of family, friends and fans :( R.I.P

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Requiescat In Pace

I can only wish that this team will be like Man U in football ( http://en.wikipedia....ch_air_disaster ) and it will reborn stronger than it was and that people won't forget about this disaster.

I got request to all people who live in City where is the Russian Embassy - let they go there and put some flowers or set a light in front of Embassy it will be better than a normal post and [*] or RIP.




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