Opening Day of KHL Seasons Marred by Plane Crash – Lokomotiv Yaroslavl – 40 of 42 on board reported Dead – September 7, 2011

Opening Day of KHL Seasons Marred by Plane Crash – Lokomotiv Yaroslavl – 40 of 42 on board reported Dead – September 7, 2011
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Cornwall ON –  A Russian Yak 42 plunged into the Volga River killing 40 of 42 souls on board, most of which were on the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL team which boasted such former NHL’ers as Pavol Demitra, Ruslan

Former NHL player Ruslan Salei

Salei, Karlis Skrastins, and new coach and former Detroit Red Wing assistant Brad McCrimmon.

The crash occured on the first day of the KHL season and details are still coming out of Russia.  We do know that the plane was a relatively new plane put into service in 1993 as opposed to some that are still in service that were built in the 80’s.

 

TV Report of Crash

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dhCa6oWiI4

The hockey world is stunned with reports all over various news sites like TSN and Hockey Buzz.

We will update this story as more news is released.    Condolences to the KHL and hockey community.

Best Western

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