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DanaKz
09-07-2011, 03:16 PM
Plane Carrying KHL’s Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Crashes In Russia, Leaving Just One Survivor
A Yak-42 passenger jet carrying members of the KHL's Lokomotiv Yaroslavl crashed on takeoff, the majority of players on board. (Early reports put the death toll at 36, or 44, or somewhere in between.) The survivor is said to have critical injuries.
http://deadspin.com/5837908/
:sad:
RIP

Smoke944
09-07-2011, 03:21 PM
Terrible thing to see when I woke up this morning. Basically the worst nightmare that can happen in a team sports situation.
RIP to them all.

Har-Tru
09-07-2011, 03:25 PM
Memories of ManU...

My deepest condolences.

Deathless Mortal
09-07-2011, 03:29 PM
RIP :sad:

Filo V.
09-07-2011, 03:31 PM
Horribly tragic. RIP to the deceased, my best wishes go out to their families and friends who must be incredibly shocked and heartbroken, the other players in the league, and the lone survivor if he lives will need a lot of support to overcome the trauma of this situation.

Nidhogg
09-07-2011, 03:34 PM
Horrific. Just terrible.

deyaT87
09-07-2011, 03:36 PM
i just saw in the news, terrible tragedy :sad:
RIP :sad:

DanaKz
09-07-2011, 03:39 PM
Lokomotiv's press-attaché said the whole roster+4 kids from youth team were on board. Says they were planning celepration of new season's start, that's why they took EVERYBODY to Minsk.
Horrible, just horrible :(

Sunset of Age
09-07-2011, 03:43 PM
Horrible tragedy... :sad:

SloKid
09-07-2011, 03:43 PM
Rumour has it that Ruslan Salei wasn't on board, as he was waiting for the team in Minsk. Rest of the team seems to have died in the crash. :( Horrible.

Edit: Belarus news reports say Salei was on board as well. :(

Deathless Mortal
09-07-2011, 03:51 PM
Alexander Galimov is said to be the one surviving the crash, don't know if it's true though.

bandtree
09-07-2011, 04:03 PM
Alexander Galimov is said to be the one surviving the crash, don't know if it's true though.

According to a report I heard, the survivor was a crew member.

Quote from a Lokomotiv official:

"At first we didn't want to believe it. But right now there is no hope. The team is gone."

Terrible, terrible tragedy :sad:

Pirata.
09-07-2011, 04:06 PM
Just an awful tragedy :sad:

Snowwy
09-07-2011, 04:14 PM
This has been a terrible summer for athletes dying. Just so sad.

DanaKz
09-07-2011, 04:35 PM
Debris
http://l-pics.livejournal.com/drugoi/pic/015y67wp.jpg

Nidhogg
09-07-2011, 04:40 PM
Swedish goalie Stefan Liv apparently passed away in the crash.

http://www.dn.se/nyheter/varlden/36-doda-i-flygplanskrasch-i-ryssland

Jelena
09-07-2011, 04:42 PM
Report of the NHL-site (http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=587792&navid=DL%7CNHL%7Chome) :bigcry: Even if I follow hockey mostly during worldchamps, cause of the stupid timing of the NHL-matches for me in Europe, I (tried to) follow especially Salei and Demirta over the last ten years at least. I really liked to see them play and always enjoyed it. This is simply a SHOCKING news. And Robert Dietrich was involved in uncountable heart attacking matches with the German team. The German team will miss him LOADS.

Filo V.
09-07-2011, 04:51 PM
Alex Galimov and a plane crew member lived, but both are basically on their death beds and are in extremely critical condition, based on reports.

All of the team was on board, some reports stated that some of the players were elsewhere, but that is not the case.

Snowwy
09-07-2011, 04:58 PM
Riley Armstrong is the only player from the team that was actually elsewhere, he is alive in Canada.

Gagsquet
09-07-2011, 05:01 PM
Terrible. I don't know anything about hockey. Is it a big team?

I'm very sad about this tragedy.

Deathless Mortal
09-07-2011, 05:04 PM
Alex Galimov apparently died in hospital :sad:

Johnny Groove
09-07-2011, 05:22 PM
Jesus, what a tragedy :eek:

Lee
09-07-2011, 05:26 PM
RIP! :sad:

JayR
09-07-2011, 05:28 PM
No words...

MariaV
09-07-2011, 05:29 PM
Horrible tragedy again! :sad: :sad:

Filo V.
09-07-2011, 05:30 PM
Yeah, the newest updates are stating it's unknown that Demitra and Skrastins among others were on the plane, and not all of the team was on the plane, but an overwhelming majority were.

jmjhb
09-07-2011, 05:31 PM
I lived in Yaroslavl for a few months and had the pleasure of watching them a few times.

Terrible tragedy. :(

Snowwy
09-07-2011, 05:32 PM
Yeah, the newest updates are stating it's unknown that Demitra and Skrastins among others were on the plane, and not all of the team was on the plane, but an overwhelming majority were.

They were on the plane, the ones that is unconfirmed is Ruslan Salei.

SloKid
09-07-2011, 05:33 PM
Yeah, the newest updates are stating it's unknown that Demitra and Skrastins among others were on the plane, and not all of the team was on the plane, but an overwhelming majority were.
Demitra's agent has confirmed that he was on board.

TMJordan
09-07-2011, 05:37 PM
The world gets worse everyday.

RIP to all.

SloKid
09-07-2011, 05:38 PM
They were on the plane, the ones that is unconfirmed is Ruslan Salei.
Conflicting reports regarding Salei, initially it was said he might've been already in Minsk, but then press reports from Belarus and Russia along with Russian officials said he was on the plane, but now he's not listed on this list of casualties:
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ru&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http://www.sovsport.ru/news/text-item/479312

It says there that Galinov is in hospital, but I believe he has been pronounced dead as well.

Horrible stuff. :sad:

Jelena
09-07-2011, 05:50 PM
Yeah, the newest updates are stating it's unknown that Demitra and Skrastins among others were on the plane, and not all of the team was on the plane, but an overwhelming majority were.
considering Robert Dietrich it's confirmed he was on the plane.

Filo V.
09-07-2011, 05:58 PM
That list is so chilling to read at least for me, it's like a body count of guys you've watched playing, now all of a sudden all dead. You would think you're reading a roster of the team but instead you're reading who and how many are dead from this plane crash. So tragic.

SloKid
09-07-2011, 06:39 PM
Salei now confirmed dead by a number of reliable sources (Belarus Hockey Federation, Russian Emergency Ministry and Belarusian news agencies) and added to the update list in that link I posted above. :sad:

Galinov however is still alive, but in a very bad state, according to his doctor he suffered burns on 90% of his body, including respiratory system, also suffered lots of internal injuries. :(

guyha4
09-07-2011, 07:06 PM
Rip :(

Smasher
09-07-2011, 07:06 PM
Horrible horrible news :sad: RIP :sad:

DanaKz
09-07-2011, 07:15 PM
Report from Russia Today
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DanaKz
09-07-2011, 07:24 PM
As I heard KHL doesn't have "Tragedy scenario" for cases like that...
Russian hockey veteran suggest every team in league to send one of their player to Yaroslavl to build new team in Yaroslabl...
Something like that was made in soviet era, when football (soccer) team Pakhtakor died in aircrash in 1979 - some teams sent their players (volonteers) to Pakhtakor to restore the team
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1979_Dniprodzerzhynsk_mid-air_collision

bandtree
09-07-2011, 07:36 PM
As I heard KHL doesn't have "Tragedy scenario" for cases like that...
Russian hockey veteran suggest every team in league to send one of their player to Yaroslavl to build new team in Yaroslabl...
Something like that was made in soviet era, when football (soccer) team Pakhtakor died in aircrash in 1979 - some team sent their players (volonteers) to Pakhtakor to restore the team
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1979_Dniprodzerzhynsk_mid-air_collision

I think this would be a nice idea if they decide to do it, but I suspect that out of respect for the dead that the team will be suspended for the 2011-12 season.

EDIT: this would also be quite tough to do logistically considering they would need a whole new coaching and training staff.

DanaKz
09-07-2011, 08:02 PM
List of victims of Yaroslavl plane crash announced
http://www.sports.ru/en/hockey/121258768.html


The Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations published the list of those killed in the crash of Yak-42 near Yaroslavl, which had been carrying players and coaches of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey club. It includes seven members of the crew and 36 passengers.
Crew
1. Solontsev Andrey Anatolyevich
2. Zhevelov Igor Konstantinovich
3. Zhuravlyov Sergey Valeryevich
4. Matyushkin Vladimir Yuryevich
5. Sarmatova Yelena Alexandrovna
6. Maksumova Nadezhda Muzofarovna
7. Shavina Yelena Mikhaylovna
Passengers
1. Anikeyenko Vitaly Sergeyevich
2. Bakhvalov Yury Alexeyevich
3. Belyaev Alexander Vladimirovich
4. Balandin Mikhail Yuryevich
5. Vasyunov Alexander Sergeyevich
6. Vasicek Jozef
7. Vyukhin Alexander Yevgenyevich
8. Dietrich Robert Genrihovich
9. Demitra Pavol
10. Zimin Andrey Valeryevich
11. Kalimulin Marat Natfullovich
12. Karpovtsev Alexander Georgievich
13. Kalyanin Alexander Igorevich
14. Kiryuhin Andrey Anatolevich
15. Klyukin Nikita Sergeyevich
16. Korolyov Igor Borisovich
17. Krivonosov Nikolay Ivanovich
18. Kunnov Yevgeny Gennadievich
19. Kuznetsov Vyacheslav Mikhaylovich
20. Liv Stefan Daniel Patyk
21. Marek Jan
22. McCrimmon Brad Byron
23. Ostapchuk Sergey Igorevich
24. Piskunov Vladimir Leonidovich
25. Rachunek Karel
26. Sidorov Yevgeny Vladimirovich
27. Skrastins Karlis Martinovich
28. Saley Ruslan Albertovich
29. Snurnitsyn Pavel Sergeyevich
30. Sobchenko Danil Yevgenyevich
31. Tkachenko Ivan Leonidovich
32. Trakhanov Pavel Sergeyevich
33. Urychev Yury Olegovich
34. Churilov Gennady Stanislavovich
35. Shuvalov Maxim Alexeyevich
36. Yarchuk Artyom Nikolaevich
Two people survived in the crash: crew member Alexander Sizov and hockey player Alexander Galimov. In total there were 45 people on board, according to RBK.

RIP

DanaKz
09-07-2011, 08:07 PM
McCrimmon, Brad - Head Coach
http://www.sports.ru/images/object_84.1315409063.95557.jpg
Stefan Liv
http://www.sports.ru/images/object_12.1315409193.60865.jpg
Pavel Trakhanov
http://www.sports.ru/images/object_84.1315409318.43798.jpg
Rest of gallery: http://www.sports.ru/photogallery/121239052.html

Lee
09-07-2011, 08:19 PM
Brad McCrimmon was the captain of Calgary Flames the year after Flames won the Stanley Cup. He was a great guy. RIP :tears:

He was just hired to be the head coach and he was excited about it.

Jelena
09-07-2011, 08:30 PM
Robert Dietrich wanted to score against Dominik Hašek and play against Sergei Fedorov. A staff person of a former team of him only talked yesterday to him and got a text message of him today saying: "We're taking off soon." :tears:

http://www.faz.net/m/%7B12021D0C-BC1E-4AC6-8030-10931F7337D2%7Dg225_4.jpg

Snowwy
09-07-2011, 08:31 PM
Salei is on the list, he was under a slightly different name, its clear on a hockey message board that I use.

lalaland
09-07-2011, 10:04 PM
Can't express how sad this is.:sad::sad::sad:

RIP.

Demitra was one of my favorite when he was in my favorite team. It's hard to accept he's gone, just like that. :sad:

nole_no1
09-08-2011, 02:11 AM
R.I.P. :sobbing:

out_here_grindin
09-08-2011, 03:32 AM
Reminds me of the crash in 1970 that killed the Marshall University(in West Virginia) football team.

This is just devastating for everyone with any connection with the team,league or sport.

Orka_n
09-08-2011, 04:11 AM
Such a horrible tragedy. Prayers go out to all the families affected.

I live in the city where the goalkeeper Stefan Liv played for most of his career and I watched him couple of times last year... just unreal.

Edit: Tonight in my city, thousands of people gathered outside the Arena of Liv's former team HV71 and lit candles in memory of him.

http://media.jnytt.se/resources/news/2011-09-07221608-KinnarpsArenaStefanLiv_small_650.jpg

DanaKz
09-08-2011, 12:24 PM
73 years old Lokomotiv fan tried to do self-immolation near Russian Embassy in Riga (Latvia). He came there, pour fuel over himself and set fire. :eek:
http://www.sports.ru/hockey/121406224.html

Deathless Mortal
09-08-2011, 02:17 PM
Pavel Trakhanov called his wife a minute before the crash to tell her he loves here :awww:

MaxPower
09-08-2011, 05:13 PM
This crash officially turned it into the worst hockey off-season ever. Lots of memories from guys on the rooster.

Like Stefan Liv of course who is a multiple swedish champion with his team and a very trustworthy goalie for the national team as well.

Demitra who spent so much time in the NHL and was always a huge talent that could stun you at any moment even in his veteran days. Remember how he dominated in the Olympics of 2010, including taking out Sweden with a spectacular performance.

Salei who is a real veteran too and always loved the game so much.

Of course everyone else too. Many of them fathers leaving young children behind and I was also sad to hear some of the youth players was on the plane too. Just an unbelievable tragedy.


It's sickening how you one moment can sit and crack jokes and look forward to the first match after the tough summer training and a few minutes later dead in a burning inferno. Aviation safety in Russia must improve and that fast.

Thoughts go to all the families and relatives of the victims and to the entire KHL. What a nightmare start of the season.

Everko
09-08-2011, 06:16 PM
Never seen or heard a ice hockey match. But very sad story

Jelena
09-08-2011, 07:17 PM
This crash officially turned it into the worst hockey off-season ever. Lots of memories from guys on the rooster.

Like Stefan Liv of course who is a multiple swedish champion with his team and a very trustworthy goalie for the national team as well.

Demitra who spent so much time in the NHL and was always a huge talent that could stun you at any moment even in his veteran days. Remember how he dominated in the Olympics of 2010, including taking out Sweden with a spectacular performance.

Salei who is a real veteran too and always loved the game so much.

Of course everyone else too. Many of them fathers leaving young children behind and I was also sad to hear some of the youth players was on the plane too. Just an unbelievable tragedy.

It's sickening how you one moment can sit and crack jokes and look forward to the first match after the tough summer training and a few minutes later dead in a burning inferno. Aviation safety in Russia must improve and that fast.

Thoughts go to all the families and relatives of the victims and to the entire KHL. What a nightmare start of the season.
The wife of Demitra now not only lost one of her children but also her husband :sad: The youngest girl of Salei is just six months old. Etc etc.
I don't wanna go further, otherwise I start :bigcry: again.
Robert Dietrich texted one of the managers of Düsseldorf just before the start, delighted that the season now starts. Just sick....

Jelena
09-12-2011, 10:01 AM
Alexander Galimov also died this morning. :sad:

BodyServe
09-12-2011, 01:40 PM
Have been following the world championships every years for 10 years now, so most of them were familiar to me. One of the worst sport related news i have eard in my life.

RIP to them all.

GhostUnholy
09-13-2011, 05:13 AM
This was just such a horrible, tragic thing to happen. Even a few days later, I still find myself thinking about the families of these players and how hard it must be for them.

As many of you know Karlis Skrastins set an "ironman" record for playing 495 consecutive games. Seeing this picture right after reading the news of the crash and seeing pics of the debris is what really drove the tragedy home for me:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4049/4397621869_84a6a6dd9a.jpg

It's just been such a horrible summer for the hockey community. First Derek Boogard, and Rick Rypien, and Wade Belak, and now this.

Remember Yaroslavl.

-Evita-
09-14-2011, 07:08 AM
Karlis Skrastins (37) was the captain of the Latvian national team, had played in it since 1992, an excellent role model for the young guys, fans loved him... Everyone here is shocked and very upset :sad:

The Russian media are writing that the cause of the tragedy was that the pilots forgot to switch off the parking brake before take-off :tape: :tape: :tape: It allowed the plane to move but not to gain the necessary velocity. Apparently the first pilot was not feeling well so he told the second pilot to assume command and none of them checked the parking brake. So tragic :sad:

On the other hand, most people don't believe this story about the parking brake, say it's not possible technically. I'm not an expert so I don't know.