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Plane Carrying Lokomotiv Yaroslavl crashes; Former Devs Vasyunov and Rachunek dead
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09-07-2011, 10:06 AM
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: West Caldwell, NJ
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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.
Those planes are garbage. 35+ year old Soviet-era flying death traps put together with string and glue and tape. There were no safety regulations in Soviet era, and the planes are much older now. I wouldn't get in one of those planes if you offered me millions of dollars.
What a tragedy. Players are lured by cash of the KHL but are literally putting their lives on the line.
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