• Crash site of Yak-42 near Yaroslavl (RIA Novosti / Grigory Sysoev)
    Doomed flight’s only survivor speaks for first time
    The only survivor of the Yak-42 flight has given a first-person account of the tragedy, which claimed lives of 44 people, including members of the Lokomotiv hockey team.
  • HC Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) player Ivan Tkachenko meets with fans of the club (RIA Novosti / Yaroslav Neelov)
    Tragic hockey star’s lifesaving legacy
    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.
  • Workers of Russia's Ministry of Emergency Situations inspecting the wreckage of the Yak-42 aircraft that crashed during take-off near the Tunoshna Airport, Yaroslavl Region (RIA Novosti / Grigory Sysoev)
    Officials rule out 'emergency brake' theory of Yak-42 crash
    Reports that an engaged hand brake could have caused the plane carrying Russian hockey team Lokomotiv to crash have no evidentiary support, according to both aviation officials and experts.
  • Russia’s government is to toughen laws regulating airlines
    Plane crash tragedy to change Russian skies
    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.
  • Hockey fans lay flowers in front of the Minsk arena (RIA Novosti / Andrei Aleksandrov)
    Minsk arena pays tribute to late Yaroslavl team
    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.
  • A Yakovlev-42 aircraft with the local hockey team Lokomotiv aboard crashed in Yaroslavl, Central Russia, on Wednesday (AFP Photo)
    Full list of people on board of crashed Yak-42
    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.
  • The site of the plane crash
    'Worst summer in hockey history'
    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.
  • Brad McCrimmon (Photo from lokomotiv.info)
    Late Lokomotiv coach was man of vision
    Lokomotiv head coach, 52-year old Canadian Brad McCrimmon, has been confirmed dead in the tragic plane crash outside Yaroslavl that took the lives of at least 43 people.
  • A red rose has been laid next to a photo during the inauguration of a memorial stone for players of the British club Manchester United killed in a plane crash in 1958, during a commemoration on February 6, 2008 in Munich (AFP Photo DDP/Lennart Preiss / Germany Out)
    Tragic roll-call of sports teams in air disasters
    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.