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Air crashes to hit the world of sports

Updated: 2014-07-24 11:30 (chinadaily.com.cn)

The shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, killing all 298 people on board, shocked the world just as the memory of missing MH370 was slowly beginning to fade. Air crashes are among the most terrible ways for people to die. Nobody is immune and sports teams have suffered their share of tragedies over the years.

Sept 7, 2011

Russia's KHL club Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, the whole team perished

Air crashes to hit the world of sports

A view of the crash site of a Yak-42 passenger plane in the Yaroslavl Region, Russia, Sept 7, 2011. The jet carrying Lokomotiv Yaroslavl's players and coaching staff crashed near the Russian city of Yaroslavl on Sept 7, killing all 43 people out of the 45 on board at the crash site. The aircraft ran off the runway before lifting off, struck a tower mast, caught fire and crashed 2 km from Tunoshna Airport at the Volga River bank. One of the two rescued from the wreck, Alexander Galimov, the only player from the team's roster to survive the initial impact, died five days later in hospital. Only the avionics flight engineer, Alexander Sizov, survived the accident. Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, a member of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), Russia's top ice hockey league, was on its way to Minsk, Belarus, to start the 2011–12 season. Lokomotiv chose to cancel their participation in the 2011–12 KHL season and joined the season's Russian Major League (VHL), the country's second-ranked ice hockey league. [Photo/IC]

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