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Thu September 8, 2011
NPR Story

Most Of Russian Hockey Team Killed In Plane Crash

Originally published on Thu September 8, 2011 4:09 am

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DAVID GREENE, host:

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Renee Montagne is reporting in Afghanistan. Im David Greene.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

And I'm Steve Inskeep.

Russia is grieving today, along with ice hockey fans and players around the world. A private jet carrying one of Russia's top teams crashed yesterday outside Moscow, killing 43 people - most of the team's players and coaching staff.

GREENE: One player and one crewmember survived and are in critical condition. The Lokomotiv Yaroslavl�team was headed to Minsk, Belarus for the first game of its season.

INSKEEP: The dead from this crash include the head coach of the team, former Detroit Red Wings assistant Brad McCrimmon. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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