: News Article:
Plane Carrying Lokomotiv Yaroslavl crashes; Former Devs Vasyunov and Rachunek dead
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09-07-2011, 10:42 AM
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Pavol Demitra is by far the biggest name on that team. Always loved watching that guy play, would tune into Blues games on Center Ice just to see him when he was in his prime.
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Shows how safe flying is overall.
I've heard that flying in Russia isnt as safe as many developed nations. Aging, tiring fleet and subpar maintenance etc... Not that that may have had anything to do in this tragedy, but is so, the deets will surely come out eventually.
(big if) Wikipedia can be believed, this is the 9th crash of this type of plane out of 178 total built, which at 5% seems pretty high. Also wouldnt be the first takeoff crash.
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