Top KHL squad killed in passenger plane crash in Russia

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  1. seesul

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    At least 43 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.

    There were 37 passengers and eight crew members on board. Of the 45 people, only two survived, reports RT correspondent Anissa Naouai at the scene of the tragedy.

    The plane went down and caught fire shortly after taking to the air. Preliminary reports say it had insufficient lift and hit a beacon tower. An air traffic controller told Itar-Tass, that the aircraft was some 50 to 60 meters above the ground when it tilted to the left and crashed.

    The crash site is some 2,500 meters from the runway. The incident happened just next to the Volga River and some fragments of the aircraft and bodies of the victims fell into the water. So far 35 bodies have been recovered from the site, local rescue services say.

    HK Lokomotiv confirmed that its entire 37-strong main squad was on board the Yak-42. They were traveling to the Belarusian capital Minsk. Eleven of the victims were foreign players for the club. The squad included three players from the Czech Republic, two Ukrainians as well as athletes from Belarus, Canada, Germany, Latvia, Slovakia and Sweden.

    The two survivors are in a serious condition and have been taken to hospital. One of them is team member Aleksandr Galimov. The other is a flight engineer, preliminary reports say.

    “Galimov has burns to 80 per cent of his body, the crew member has broken bones and lacerations in addition to massive burns,” Dr. Viktor Berezing from the hospital’s burn trauma department told Interfax.

    Aviation authorities say the Yak-42 underwent all the routine checks before being cleared for the flight and was in good condition.

    It is the first-ever fatal crash involving a sports team in modern Russia. Soviet Union’s worst incident of this kind was the 1979 mid-air collision of two Tupolev Tu-134s in Dniprodzerzhynsk, Ukraine. Seventeen players and staff of the then-Soviet top-division Pakhtakor Football Club team died in the crash.



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    We will miss you all guys...R.I.P.:cry:
     
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    #2 pbfoot, Sep 7, 2011
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    bad news


    wonder if its related to this

    http://www.flightglobal.com/article...ervice-had-come-under-eu-safety-scrutiny.html
    Russian operator Yak Service, the operator of the Yakovlev Yak-42 which crashed at Yaroslavl today, had previously come under safety scrutiny from European and domestic regulators.

    In June last year Russian authorities informed the European air safety committee that Yak Service had been prohibited from operating into European Civil Aviation Conference airspace since 18 May.

    The measures were among a series designed to improve oversight of certain carriers following an "increasing number of findings raised during ramp checks having an impact on safety", said the European Union's Official Journal in July 2010.

    These operating restrictions on Yak Service were, however, removed on 11 August 2010 after Russian authorities cited "satisfactory results" from oversight activities.

    But the European Commission said in November that it was not satisfied that Yak Service's fleet was entirely fitted with mandatory ICAO equipment necessary for international commercial air transport, despite re-certification of certain systems by Russia's Interstate Aviation Committee.

    As a result the European air safety committee opted to ban two Yak-40 trijets - registered RA-87648 and RA-88308 - from operations in European Union airspace.

    "Member states will continue to verify the effective compliance of Yak Service with the relevant safety standards through the prioritis
     
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    Very bad indeed.
     
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    very sad ...............
     
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    I don't know. ((( Too early to draw conclusions
     
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    At forums write that the plane crashed Yak-42 was only three weeks before the end operation term. The aircraft flew in 1993, and its certificate of airworthiness ended October 1, 2011
     
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    Terrible. Condolences to those lost. :salute:
     
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    Sad news indeed.
     
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    Tis very sad to loose so many people and players, condolances to the families, teams, nations and supporters, I hope this is a freak accident, but... *remembers the frequent boeing crashes in the 90's.*
     
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    Terrible to hear. My condolences to all the families, friends and supporters.
     
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    I´ve heard he drove all the runway thru and lifted it up from the grass behind the runway. If so it looks like an engine failure and not enough thrust. If so I´m wondering why the pilot didn´t brake the taking off as he had too feel that he doesn´t have enough speed even in the middle of the runway. It´s just a speculation but if is it true that he lifted it up from the grass...
     
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    I hope it isn't related to improper airline or local air traffic control instructions/orders, maintenance, or vodka.
     
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