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#1 RedArmy

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 07:56 AM

http://www.vesti.ru/...id=562406&cid=8

so far not many details in english, but from I am reading in Russian its that 37 people are dead with the pretty much entire team being on board with only 1 survivor

the team website says that Brad McCrimmon former Red Wings assistant coach is their head coach and I am guessing was on board...

45 people on the plane
Entire Roster and Coaching Staff of Lokomotiv plus 4 youth players
1 survivor: crew member Alexander Sizov
KHL cancels opening day games, Ufa game was canceled after first period of play
Player Alexander Galimov (in critical conditions with 90% of his body covered in severe burns) has passed away

Plane had struggled on take off and ended up clipping a tower antenna
Pilots tried to steer the plane into Volga river, but couldn't make it
the nose of the plane ended up in the river and the rear ended up on beach

Ruslan Salei is confirmed dead...

only good news it that Finnish assistant coach didn't make it on the plane as well as youth player Maksim Zuzakin who was told to stay back to help the youth team and survived.

Edited by RedArmy, 13 September 2011 - 08:26 AM.


#2 RedArmy

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:18 AM

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian jet carrying a local ice hockey team crashed Wednesday while taking off in western Russia, killing 36 people and leaving one critically injured, officials said.

The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry said the Yak-42 plane crashed immediately after taking off from an airport near the city of Yaroslavl, on the Volga River about 240 kilometers (150 miles) northeast of Moscow. It said one person survived the crash with grave injuries.

The ministry said the plane was carrying the Lokomotiv ice hockey team from Yaroslavl.

The team was heading to Minsk, the capital of Belarus, where it was to play Thursday against Dinamo Minsk in the opening game of the season of the Continental Hockey League. The CHL is a league of several ex-Soviet nations.

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:20 AM

supposedly Ruslan Salei and Stefan Liv also on the plane
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#4 StevieY9802

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:20 AM

From Tom Gulitti's twitter:

Former NHLers on Lokomotiv roster: Vasyunov, former Devil Karel Rachunek, Pavol Demitra, Karlis Skrastsins, Ruslan Salei, Josef Vasicek.

Terrible tragedy.

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:22 AM

Unbelievable. What af****** horrible summer this has been.

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:27 AM

I am speechless... :(


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Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:30 AM

We gave him a lot of flack here, but McCrimmon was on the plane as well... my stomach just dropped, Salei JUST had a baby... this is tragic...

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#8 StevieY9802

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:30 AM

We gave him a lot of flack here, but McCrimmon was on the plane as well... my stomach just dropped, Salei JUST had a baby... this is tragic...

Forgot that he just had a baby. This just keeps getting worse and worse.

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:31 AM

omg. this is something i'm sure everyone has worried about for a second but never can imagine it happening.

what an absolute nightmare of a year so far.
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Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:33 AM

I just can't believe this. Terrible news...

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:36 AM

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:38 AM

wow. I sincerely hope Salei and McCrimmon were somehow not on that plane; not to take away from the fact I would hope not a single person would have passed away but unfortunately that cannot be the case.

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:39 AM

http://en.wikipedia....motiv_Yaroslavl Many well known players on the roster, no idea how many of them were on the plane.
Unbelievable year...

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:40 AM

wow. I sincerely hope Salei and McCrimmon were somehow not on that plane; not to take away from the fact I would hope not a single person would have passed away but unfortunately that cannot be the case.

Sadly I have to assume McCrimmon was on the plane since he's the head coach. I'm going to be following this story all day for sure.

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:42 AM

I know I gave Salei and McCrimmon endless crap, but I never wished for anything like this. Crossing my fingers that neither were on the plane, but I know the chances of that are slim.

Goddamn.

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#16 RedArmy

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:42 AM

Russian sites reporting 2 survivors so far:

Player Alexander Galimov and crew member Alexander Sizov

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:44 AM

How horrible, what an awful summer for hockey. I don't even know what to say right now, an entire team is just gone. When is this gonna end?

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:47 AM

I don't want to think this, but it's hard not to... if only they had been able to get NHL gigs... this is so sickening, I feel so bad for all the families involved...

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


#19 Hockeytown0001

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:48 AM

I feel literally sick to my stomach right now.

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:49 AM

What a tragedy. This offseason just keeps getting worse and worse.

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