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YAROSLAVL, September 8 (Itar-Tass) — The State Duma will form a working group for the inquiry into the causes of the Yak-42 plane crash near Yaroslavl, the lower house’s Speaker Boris Gryzlov said.
"A commission, it may be called a working group, of State Duma deputies will be formed. We must find out the sources of the problem that has become a systematic one, Gryzlov said.
The speaker also confirmed that Transport Minister Igor Levitin would be invited to a "parliament hour" soon, "We will together consider what to do for such crashes not to recur," he said.
The Yak-42 crashed on Wednesday at 16:05 Moscow time near Yaroslavl. Aboard was the Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) hockey team. The players flew to Belarus to participate in the match with Dynamo (Minsk) planned for September 8. Only two of the 45 people who were aboard survived -- hockey player Alexander Galimov and steward Alexander Sizov. Ambulances carried them to Moscow on Thursday.
The bodies of all the dead people have been found at the crash site. Twenty of them have been identified.
A criminal case has been opened over the crash on charges of violation of the air transport safety regulations.
The Yaroslavl Region's administration has declared mourning from September 9 to 11 for the victims.