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polamalubeast
09-07-2011, 10:31 AM
The charter plane carrying the KHL club Lokomotiv Yaroslavl has crashed and reports are that 36 of the 37 people on board have died.

Reports are early and still unconfirmed, but looking at the “current roster” of players, it includes some former NHL players and members of the Senators organization. Pavol Demitra, Karel Rachunek, and prospect Vitaly Anikeyenko are among those with Senators ties on the Lokomotiv roster. Also former NHLers Karlis Skrastins, Josef Vasicek and Ruslan Salei are also listed on the roster but it is unconfirmed who was on the plane at the time. Former NHLer Brad McCrimmon was the coach of the club.



The Canadian Press is reporting that the plane crashed shortly after taking off, and there is one survivor, who is injured.
There will be more to the story as details unfold, but this is yet another tragedy in a summer that has been filled with tragic stories, and the worldwide hockey family is in mourning once again.

SenShot sends its thoughts and prayers to the families and friends of all victims of this accident


http://senshot.com/2011/09/07/khl-team-plane-crashes-only-1-survivor/

X-Terminator
09-07-2011, 10:40 AM
I read about this on another site...just a tragic accident. There were 2 survivors, actually - a player and a crew member. Some people have called this the "Black Summer" for hockey...I totally agree.

:rip: and condolences to all of the victims' families.

steelpride12
09-07-2011, 12:04 PM
WOW! :( This is awful news and so sad for the players and all their family. RIP you will always be remembered!

polamalubeast
09-07-2011, 12:56 PM
57 Anikeyenko, Vitaly D 02.01.1987 Russia
39 Balandin, Mikhail D 27.07.1980 Russia
18 Vasyunov, Alexander D 22.04.1988 Russia
63 Vasicek Josef F 12.09.1980 Czech Republic
35 Vyukhin, Alexander F 09.01.1973 Russia
11 Galimov, Alexander F 02.05.1985 Russia
38 Demitra, Pavol 29.11.1974 Slovakia
20 Ditrih, Robert F 25.07.1986 Russia
74 Kalimulin, Marat D 12.08.1988 Russia
28 Kalyanin Alexander F 24.09.1987 Russia
83 Kiryukhin Andrei F 04.08.1987 Russia
23 Klyukin Nikita F 10.11.1989 Russia
1 Liv, Stefan G 21.12.1980 Sweden
15 Marek, Jan F 31.12.1979 Czech Republic
32 Ostapchuk, Sergei F 19.03.1990 Russia
4 Rachunek Karel D 27.08.1979 Czech Republic
24 Salei, Ruslan D 02.11.1974 Russia
37 Skrastins, Karlis D 09.07.1974 Russia
69 Snurnitsyn, Pavel D 10.01.1992 Russia
13 Sobchenko, Daniil F 13.04.1991 Russia
17 Tkachenko, Ivan F 09.11.1979 Russia
3 Trakhanov, Pavel F 21.03.1978 Russia
21 Churilov, Gennady F 05.05.1987 Russia
52 Shuvalov, Maksim F 23.04.1993 Russia
72 Yarchuk, Artyom F 03.05.1990 Russia
81 Urychev, Yury D 03.04.1991 Russia


RIP

BigNastyDefense
09-07-2011, 01:03 PM
My prayers are with the families and friends of those lost in the plane crash/

86WARD
09-07-2011, 04:40 PM
Horrible!

Count Steeler
09-07-2011, 04:42 PM
Bad news. Tragic.

tihmtahm
09-07-2011, 04:51 PM
Black Summer indeed. So tragic. I'd like to know, who was the survivor?

Devilsdancefloor
09-07-2011, 04:58 PM
agreed black summer very sad RIP

oneforthetoe
09-07-2011, 06:33 PM
Horrible ... reminds me of the Marshall University tragedy. It is amazing to me that it doesn't happen (thankfully) more often, given how many sporsts teams fly worldwide.

X-Terminator
09-08-2011, 01:49 AM
Black Summer indeed. So tragic. I'd like to know, who was the survivor?

A flight attendant and one player - Galimov. There were reports that he died, but the hospital he's in said he was still alive - barely, as you would think since 80% of his body is covered with burns.


Horrible ... reminds me of the Marshall University tragedy. It is amazing to me that it doesn't happen (thankfully) more often, given how many sporsts teams fly worldwide.

It doesn't happen more often because teams generally don't fly on 25-30 year old jets like they apparently do in Russia: http://watch.tsn.ca/featured/clip528287#clip528289

XxKnightxX
09-08-2011, 04:48 AM
A flight attendant and one player - Galimov. There were reports that he died, but the hospital he's in said he was still alive - barely, as you would think since 80% of his body is covered with burns.



It doesn't happen more often because teams generally don't fly on 25-30 year old jets like they apparently do in Russia: http://watch.tsn.ca/featured/clip528287#clip528289

You know Im glad you noticed that too. I forget where but I was just reading recently how Russian airliners have been under massive scrutiny over their engineering and maintenance of their planes, hell even their durability. Not too long ago they came out with a new Supersonic plane to test out and sell and the damn thing had pieces falling off on its first flight.

tihmtahm
09-08-2011, 12:52 PM
A flight attendant and one player - Galimov. There were reports that he died, but the hospital he's in said he was still alive - barely, as you would think since 80% of his body is covered with burns.



It doesn't happen more often because teams generally don't fly on 25-30 year old jets like they apparently do in Russia: http://watch.tsn.ca/featured/clip528287#clip528289

damn. That's going to be a grueling healing process, if he continues to survive.

venom
09-09-2011, 07:04 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hctcadrv9WI&feature=player_embedded#!

HometownGal
09-09-2011, 09:08 AM
What a very sad and tragic accident. Prayers going up for all of the families and may everyone who was killed in this tragedy :rip:.

GBMelBlount
09-10-2011, 07:51 AM
A flight attendant and one player - Galimov. There were reports that he died, but the hospital he's in said he was still alive - barely, as you would think since 80% of his body is covered with burns.

It doesn't happen more often because teams generally don't fly on 25-30 year old jets like they apparently do in Russia: http://watch.tsn.ca/featured/clip528287#clip528289

Prayers for the families of those who perished and a special prayer for Galimov. It is a miracle he has survived....and he will have a long and difficult recovery no doubt.

How absolutely sad...

X-Terminator
09-12-2011, 05:40 AM
Unfortunately, Galimov has passed away, leaving no surviving players: http://twitter.com/#!/IIHFHockey/status/113150731569209344

Also, the Lokomotiv president has said that the team will not play this season and will rebuild the roster next year.