A sad twist in the Yak-42 tragedy reveals that one of Lokomotiv players who died in the crash was anonymously giving money to sick kids, and the last half-million ruble payment was transferred to a young cancer patient minutes before the take-off.
Russia’s government is to toughen laws regulating airlines following the deadly plane crash which claimed the lives of 43 people, including most of the ice-hockey team Lokomotiv. Airline companies may face mass reshuffles due to safety concerns.
A heart-stirring requiem mass has taken place at the Minsk ice hockey arena, where this evening local side Dynamo were supposed to take on Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, the team which tragically died in Wednesday’s plane crash.
The Russian Emergencies Minsitry has published a list of passengers and crew on board the Yak-42 that crashed outside of Yaroslavl, killing at least 43 people. Two people have survived and remain in critical condition at a local hospital.
Russia and the world’s top ice hockey officials and players were united in their reactions to the plane crash in Central Russia, which claimed the lives of almost the whole squad of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, one of the KHL Western Conference leaders.
The Yakovlev 42 plane crash near the city of Yaroslavl in Central Russia has left the majority of the local ice-hockey team Lokomotiv dead. It is not the first air accident in history to have taken the lives of sportsmen. Here are the others.