Hockey Team Dies In Russian Plane Crash - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Hockey Team Dies In Russian Plane Crash

Photo From MSN Photo From MSN

TUNOSHNA, Russia - Russia and its hockey fans have been stunned by the crash of a jet carrying one of the country's top teams.

The private jet slammed into a riverbank moments after takeoff, killing at least 43 people. The weather was sunny and clear at the time, but Russian media reports say the plane struggled to gain altitude then hit a signal tower.

Two people on board, one a crew member and the other a player, survived but are described as being in "grave" condition.  The plane was carrying the Lokomotiv ice hockey team from
Yaroslav to Minsk, for the opening game of the Kontinental Hockey League season. The team finished third in the league last season and had a number of international stars and former NHL players on its roster, including Slovakian national team captain Pavol Demitra
(PAH'-vuhl deh-MEE'-truh) and head coach Brad McCrimmon.

Emergency officials listed former NHL players Josef Vasicek (VAH'-sih-chek), Karel Rachunek (rah-KOO'-nehk), Karlis Skrastins and Ruslan Salei (ROO'-slahn suh-LAY') among the dead, along with Swedish goalie Stefan Liv.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman calls the crash "a catastrophic loss to the hockey world." More than 2,000 fans gathered outside the team's arenao pay their respects.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Spokane chef gets stolen car, knife back

    Spokane chef gets stolen car, knife back

    Saturday, October 21 2017 12:25 AM EDT2017-10-21 04:25:18 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been a tough week for Keegan Jones. Last Friday his Mazda Protege was stolen. Leaving him depending on friends to help get to work. Not only was his car stolen, but something else he relies on for his livelihood.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been a tough week for Keegan Jones. Last Friday his Mazda Protege was stolen. Leaving him depending on friends to help get to work. Not only was his car stolen, but something else he relies on for his livelihood.

    >>
  • Spokane police investigating body found in dumpster

    Spokane police investigating body found in dumpster

    Friday, October 20 2017 6:54 PM EDT2017-10-20 22:54:15 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say they are investigating an unattended death after they responded to a report of a deceased woman found in a dumpster of a business in the 2900 block of E. 27th Ave. Friday morning. Spokane Police Officers and Major Crimes Unit (MCU) Detectives responded to the scene for the investigation around 9:30 a.m.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say they are investigating an unattended death after they responded to a report of a deceased woman found in a dumpster of a business in the 2900 block of E. 27th Ave. Friday morning. Spokane Police Officers and Major Crimes Unit (MCU) Detectives responded to the scene for the investigation around 9:30 a.m.

    >>
  • Idaho woman arrested following death of 20-month-old child

    Idaho woman arrested following death of 20-month-old child

    Saturday, October 21 2017 5:27 PM EDT2017-10-21 21:27:17 GMT

    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Police have arrested a south-central Idaho woman following the death of her 20-month-old child. Authorities arrested 22-year-old Amanda Dunlap of Twin Falls in Boise on Friday and booked her into the Ada County Jail.

    >>

    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Police have arrested a south-central Idaho woman following the death of her 20-month-old child. Authorities arrested 22-year-old Amanda Dunlap of Twin Falls in Boise on Friday and booked her into the Ada County Jail.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/