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Lokomotiv Yaroslavl team killed in plane crash

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:16 am
http://rt.com/news/passenger-plane-russia-reports-005/

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.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:06 am
My prayers are with all involved with this horrible tragedy. Its hard to belive this summer could get any worse for hockey players but alas. A bunch of former NHL talent including all-star Pavol Demitra was involved as well as future studs :(
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Wow, that's unbelievable. Not that it makes it any more or less horrible, but the Lokomotiv were a good team too.

From what I can tell there were 6 former NHLers - Pavol Demitra, Karel Rachunek, Ruslan Salei, Josef Vasicek, Alexander Vasyunov and Karlis Skrastins - on board.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:08 pm
Horrible. What a terrible event. Some of our past prospects and draft picks used to play there. They were a top club.

Incredibly sad.
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Brad McCrimmon was the head coach. A good player in the battle of Alberta. RIP.

Pretty early but I would want to see the team roster of those who passed in this tragedy. I wonder if Mikhnov was on the flight.
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chucker wrote:http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/News/2011/09/07/18650336.html

Brad McCrimmon was the head coach. A good player in the battle of Alberta. RIP.

Pretty early but I would want to see the team roster of those who passed in this tragedy. I wonder if Mikhnov was on the flight.


Mikhnov now plays for the Magnitogorsk Metallurg, http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=9353.
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I bet Jagr is glad he came over. I think Lokomotiv was one of the teams trying to get him on a one year. Incredible how some random decision can change everything. Carpe Diem people.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:04 pm
I do know Yashin was a member of this club when he first went to play KHL hockey
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rhbdken wrote:I do know Yashin was a member of this club when he first went to play KHL hockey

Yeah, he was just on TSN talking about his time there.
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Man oh man what a terrible tragedy and summer for hockey.

Former Oiler Daniel Tjarnqvist had been playing for them for the past couple of seasons. Anyone know if he was still part of the team and aboard the plane?
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Gas wrote:Man oh man what a terrible tragedy and summer for hockey.

Former Oiler Daniel Tjarnqvist had been playing for them for the past couple of seasons. Anyone know if he was still part of the team and aboard the plane?


according to the list he was not on the plane
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From Stanislav Galiev's tweet: Mother of died in a plane crash player HC "Lokomotiv" Sergey Ostapchuk died ... She suffered a heart attack .....
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Racki wrote:From Stanislav Galiev's tweet: Mother of died in a plane crash player HC "Lokomotiv" Sergey Ostapchuk died ... She suffered a heart attack .....


Geez. WTF is going on in the hockey world lately.
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Add Igor Korolev and Alexander Karpovtsev to the list of former NHLers.. they were part of the coaching staff.
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All khl teams will be present at the funeral. Also several players offered to play for lokomotiv for next year including former oiler denis grebeshkov
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They will not be playing this year as per Bruce McCurdy from Cult of Hockey. http://blogs.edmontonjournal.com/2011/0 ... hl-season/
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Galimov has passed away this morning, that now means the entire team is gone, and that only one person is left alive after the crash
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Wow. Well, he had sustained some SEVERE burns, so it was a miracle he was even still alive for that long. Russian machine never breaks.
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Racki wrote:Wow. Well, he had sustained some SEVERE burns, so it was a miracle he was even still alive for that long. Russian machine never breaks.


That makes me really sad...that the poor guy died of severe burns. I feel terrible for him. That shit's soooo excruciating. At least he's not in pain anymore.

Imagine how the one survivor must feel...
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Last I heard, they had him in a medically induced coma.. I presume from the day he went into the hospital to the day he passed.

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