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Thu September 8, 2011

Most Of Russian Hockey Team Killed In Plane Crash

Originally published on Thu September 8, 2011 5:09 am



It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Renee Montagne is reporting in Afghanistan. Im David Greene.


And I'm Steve Inskeep.

Russia is grieving today, along with ice hockey fans and players around the world. A private jet carrying one of Russia's top teams crashed yesterday outside Moscow, killing 43 people - most of the team's players and coaching staff.

GREENE: One player and one crewmember survived and are in critical condition. The Lokomotiv Yaroslavl�team was headed to Minsk, Belarus for the first game of its season.

INSKEEP: The dead from this crash include the head coach of the team, former Detroit Red Wings assistant Brad McCrimmon. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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