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Hockey team among 43 dead in Russia plane crash

A passenger jet carrying an ice hockey team crashed in central Russia today. Officials at Russia's state aviation agency, Rosaviatsia, said the plane had just taken off from an airport near the central Russian city of Yaroslavl, northeast of Moscow, when it suddenly veered to the left and crashed near the airport.

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An image made from video shows a burning Russian Yak, a 42 passenger plane which crashed while taking off not far from Yaroslavl airport in Tunoshna, Russia, on Sept. 7, 2011.

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Emergency workers search wreckage of a plane that crashed near the Russian city of Yaroslavl on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

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Rescuers search for bodies at the crash site.

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