Russian ice-hockey team crash site

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At least 45 people died on Wednesday afternoon when a Yak-42 plane carrying the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl ice hockey team crashed during take-off near Yaroslavl, some 250 km from Moscow. Two people survived the crash.

At least 45 people died on Wednesday afternoon when a Yak-42 plane carrying the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl ice hockey team crashed during take-off near Yaroslavl, some 250 km from Moscow. Two people survived the crash.

© RIA Novosti . Grigoriy Sysoev / Go to the photo bankThe plane failed to gain altitude after take-off and crashed to the ground and caught fire. A total of 45 people, including most of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl ice hockey team, died. Hockey player Alexander Galimov and flight attendant Alexander Sizov survived. They are in a serious condition.
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The plane failed to gain altitude after take-off and crashed to the ground and caught fire. A total of 45 people, including most of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl ice hockey team, died. Hockey player Alexander Galimov and flight attendant Alexander Sizov survived. They are in a serious condition.
© RIA Novosti . Maxim KarochkinPart of the fuselage fell into the nearby Volga River. By 6:50 p.m. Moscow time (14:50 GMT), 26 bodies had been removed from the water.
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Part of the fuselage fell into the nearby Volga River. By 6:50 p.m. Moscow time (14:50 GMT), 26 bodies had been removed from the water.
© RIA NovostiBlack smoke rising above the crash site could be seen from far away. The crash occurred when the plane’s fuel tanks were full.
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Black smoke rising above the crash site could be seen from far away. The crash occurred when the plane’s fuel tanks were full.
© RIA Novosti . Maxim KarochkinEyewitnesses spoke of “horrible rumble” from the plane before it crashed.
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Eyewitnesses spoke of “horrible rumble” from the plane before it crashed.
© RIA Novosti . Konstantin Chalabov / Go to the photo bankThe air crash site was cordoned off by police.
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The air crash site was cordoned off by police.
© RIA Novosti . Konstantin Chalabov / Go to the photo bank“Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey players were the face of Russian ice hockey. What happened to them is a huge tragedy for Russian sport,” the former Atlant hockey team head coach, Fyodor Kanareikin, said.
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“Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey players were the face of Russian ice hockey. What happened to them is a huge tragedy for Russian sport,” the former Atlant hockey team head coach, Fyodor Kanareikin, said.
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