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Russian airliner in fatal crash near Yaroslavl

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posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 09:07 AM
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Russian airliner in fatal crash near Yaroslavl


www.bbc.co.uk


An airliner carrying a major league ice hockey team has crashed in Russia killing 36 people.

Reports said the plane burst into flames shortly after taking off from an airport at the city of Yaroslavl, about 200km (140 miles) north of Moscow.
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posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 09:07 AM
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this is still breaking news...
even the BBC is asking...

Are you in the area? Did you witness the crash? Please use the form below to share your comments and experiences with the BBC.


more details as the news comes in

www.bbc.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 09:12 AM
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Do we know what type of plane this was? very sad nontheless.



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 09:14 AM
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Originally posted by tyson45
Do we know what type of plane this was? very sad nontheless.


Yakolev Yak-42. Similar to a Lockheed TriStar or Boeing 727.
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posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 09:16 AM
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Originally posted by tyson45
Do we know what type of plane this was? very sad nontheless.

from wiki

The Yakovlev Yak-42 (NATO reporting name: Clobber) is a 100/120-seat three-engined mid-range passenger jet. It was designed as a replacement for several obsolete Aeroflot jets as a mid-range passenger jet. It was also the first airliner produced in the Soviet Union to be powered by modern high-bypass turbofan engines

so it looks like this plan was charttered just for the hocky team...

the Lokomotiv hockey team from Yaroslavl 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.



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 09:34 AM
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Very sad and tragic. A few players on board that played in the NHL in the past.

This summer has been very bad for the hockey community, 3 player deaths in North America and now this.

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posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 09:39 AM
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Very sad loss of life. RIP to the sent and prayers for the families of the lost.



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 09:39 AM
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Ice hockey team Lokomotiv Yaroslav have some good talented players ..All team died except two survivors

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.

rt.com...

R.I.P ..what a tragedy




posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 10:23 AM
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Originally posted by DaddyBare






Where did you get this picture? It's not the same picture as is in all of the news stories about this. It doesn't even look like the same plane. I'm just curious which news site is using this picture is all, not nit picking your OP.

ETA: It's not even the same terrain.
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posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 10:24 AM
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Originally posted by Iamonlyhuman

Originally posted by DaddyBare






Where did you get this picture? It's not the same picture as is in all of the news stories about this. It doesn't even look like the same plane. I'm just curious which news site is using this picture is all, not nit picking your OP.


I only just noticed that, the lack of engine in the tail should have been a major give away lol. Starred for your observance



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 10:27 AM
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Originally posted by xavi1000
Ice hockey team Lokomotiv Yaroslav have some good talented players ..All team died except two survivors

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.

rt.com...

R.I.P ..what a tragedy



Latest information says only 1 crew member survived and whole team died. Aleksandr Galimov died in hospital. They closed their website because of this tragedy.

hclokomotiv.ru...

I wonder what caused this, since weather was clear and sunny, still plane crashed after takeoff. And this plane is safe, there hasn't been many accidents on this type of plane.

This is so sad

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posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 10:28 AM
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Originally posted by tyson45
Do we know what type of plane this was? very sad nontheless.


News reports named it as a Yak-42. which is a tri-jet mid range turbofan jet that bears a strong resemblance to the Boeing 727.



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 10:31 AM
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ETA: It's not even the same terrain.


Agreed. Perhaps they're using an image from a past crash? I say that because the scenes we're seeing on Sky news, these being video not images, are of the plane in pieces all over a lake as opposed to the one from the opening posts and from the BBC website.

EDIT: In this recent crash we're also seeing videos and images of a clear blue sky, not a cloudy sky like in the image from this thread..

Anyway, It's not a big issue, I know. And It's terrible news to hear about this crash at all.

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posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 10:33 AM
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sad, RIP.

and so they closed the team website already??


did everyone in the team die or are there survivors?



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 10:35 AM
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did everyone in the team die or are there survivors?


I heard there was around 45 members on board and currently 43 are confirmed to have died according to sky news.

The 2 survivors are Aleksandr Galimov and I'm unsure of the other one although I don't think he was a player. I heard that Galimov later died in hospital also. Could be mistaken..
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posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 10:37 AM
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They've already got a Wikipedia page on this crash: en.wikipedia.org...


Team

Defender Vitali Anikienko, 24 (Ukraine)
Defender Mikhail Balandin, 31 (Russia)
Left winger Alexander Vasyunov, 23 (Russia)
Centre Josef Vašíček, 30 (Czech Republic)
Goalkeeper Alexander Vyukhin, 38 (Ukraine)
Right winger Alexander Galimov, 26 (Russia; survived the crash)[9]
Centre Pavol Demitra, 36 (Slovakia)
Defender Robert Dietrich, 25 (Germany)
Defender Marat Kalimulin, 23 (Russia)
Right winger Alexander Kalyanin, 23 (Russia)
Right winger Andrei Kiryukhin, 24 (Russia)
Centre Nikita Klyukin, 21 (Russia)
Goaltender Stefan Liv, 30 (Sweden)
Centre Jan Marek, 31 (Czech Republic)
Left winger Sergei Ostapchuk, 21 (Belarus)
Defender Karel Rachůnek, 32 (Czech Republic)
Defender Ruslan Salei, 36 (Belarus)
Defender Kārlis Skrastinš, 37 (Latvia)
Striker Pavel Snurnitsyn, 19 (Russia)
Centre Daniil Sobchenko, 20 (Ukraine)
Left winger Ivan Tkachenko, 31 (Russia)
Defender Pavel Trakhanov, 33 (Russia)
Centre Gennady Churilov, 24 (Russia)
Defender Max Shuvalov, 18
Left winger Artem Yarchuk, 21 (Russia)
Head coach Brad McCrimmon, 52 (Canada)

Crew

Andrey Solomentsev - commander
Igor K. Zhevelov - copilot
Sergey V. Zhuravlev - mechanic
Elena Sarmatova - stewardess
Nadezhda Muzafarovna Maksumova - stewardess
Shalina - stewardess
Matyushkin - flight engineer
Alexander B. Sizov - flight engineer (survived)[10].



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 10:38 AM
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I watched Ruslan Salei play as a rookie here with the Las Vegas Thunder, back in the nineties. Wow. It's not the first time a whole team was lost, anyone remember Marshall?

Anyway, it's something that has crossed my mind from time to time, losing a whole professional team in a situation like this. I wonder how the NFL or MLB or some such would handle it?

Sad story, what's up with those planes? I guess it's not unusual, old planes up there that shouldn't be, but it stresses the point a little more.



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 10:40 AM
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They hit a beacon tower...

rt.com...

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.



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 10:48 AM
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How very tragic, the entire
team except for two survivors,
I hope they make it. Looking
at the plane I am surprised
anyone made it.

Blessings for the families,
friends and fans. RIP



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 11:05 AM
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Sad story.

When our technology fails People Die.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the surviving families and loved ones.



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