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MOSCOW, September 7 (Itar-Tass) —— A Yak-42 plane carrying a sports team to Minsk has crashed near Yaroslavl. According to the state aviation agency Rosaviatsiya, there were 37 people on board. Thirty-four died and the three others are in grave condition.
Rosaviatsiya said the plane of the Yak-Service airlines was taking a sports team to Minsk. According to some sources, it might be Yaroslavl’s ice hockey team Locomotive.
The Emergency Situations Ministry has told Itar-Tass the plane left Yaroslav’s airport and during the climb it crashed and fell apart. The tragedy occurred at 16:05 Moscow time two kilometers away from the runway.
A source in the law enforcement has said the plane caught fire, but the Emergency Situations Ministry has no confirmation of that.
The site has been cordoned off and is being examined by emergency personnel and police.