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Russian plane crash in Moscow, 36 killed

Latest Breaking News / Moscow: Russian plane crash in Moscow, 36 killed > A Russian Plane Crashed after departure airport and at least 36 killed including board members, E Pakistan News Reported.


At least 36 people were died on Wednesday when a plane was crashed, plane carrying members of an ice hockey team, gone down near an airport outside the central Russian city of Yaroslavl.


According to source story, The jet was carrying members of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl ice hockey team, whose season begins this week, the Interfax news agency reported.


There were conflicting reports as to whether the jet crashed on landing or take-off.


According to AFP, The Yak-42 passenger jet took off from Yaroslavl airport about 300 kilometres (185 miles) northeast of Moscow just as a two-day political forum expected to be attended by President Dmitry Medvedev opened its doors.


“We believe that there were 37 people on board. 36 of them are presumed dead and one is believed to be injured,” emergencies ministry spokeswoman Yelena Smirnykh told Rossiya 24 state television.


The local emergencies ministry said the jet was taking members of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl ice hockey team to the Belarus capital Minsk for the their first match of the 2011-2012 season.


The team is trained by a Canadian national and has several foreign players on the roster posted on its website.

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