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KHL team killed in plane crash


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A KHL team traveling on a charter plane was killed when the plane crashed on take-off. There were 37 people on board, and apparently only one survivor.

Although there is no confirmation of passengers on the flight yet, the names you might recognize that play for Lokomotiv:

- Pavol Demitra

- Ruslan Salei

- Karel Rachunek

- Josef Vasicek

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The victims of yesterday's tragedy not even buried yet, the KHL has decided to hold a draft to rebuild the Lokomotiv team in time for league play to resume next week-end.

Uhmmm... too soon?

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I believe that that supplemental draft is the way the NHL would do it too. Something like if 5 or more starters on an NHL team pass away, a league-wide supplemental draft is held.

Pretty soon, no doubt, but there are a lot of contracts/ticket sales/ insurance issues that would likely necessitate the league start date.

Or not, what do I know?

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Eye witness accounts say that they saw Galimov leave the plane under his own power to get away from the accident before collapsing to the ground. He is in critical condition at a hospital with severe burns to his body.

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Galimov succumbed to his injuries, making him the latest victim of the tragic plane crash.

The Yaroslavl Lokomotiv team has announced that they will skip the entire season and focus on supporting the families of the victims, despite an initial announcement that they would rebuild the team in time for the season to continue (which was met with anger from the fans).

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Pilot error is to blame for the plane crash that killed the team. An investigation concluded that the pilot accidentally hit the brakes during take-off which caused the plane to veer wildly and crash.

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