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Russian jet crash kills 43, many top hockey stars

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

This is a dark day for hockey. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the departed.

TUNOSHNA, Russia (AP) — A Russian jet carrying a top ice hockey team crashed into a river bank Wednesday while taking off in western Russia, killing at least 43 people and leaving two others critically injured, officials said.

The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry said the Yak-42 plane crashed in sunny weather immediately after leaving an airport near the city of Yaroslavl, on the Volga River about 150 miles (240 kilometers) northeast of Moscow.

Russian jet crash kills 43, many top hockey stars – NHL – Yahoo! Sports.

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