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Hockey fan recovers debris near site where his heroes' plane crashed

Mikhail Voskresensky / Reuters

A fan of Russian ice hockey team Lokomotiv carries debris he found near the site of a plane crash outside the city of Yaroslavl on Sept. 8. A passenger plane carrying the Russian ice hockey team to a season-opening match crashed after takeoff from a provincial airport on Wednesday, killing 43 people and plunging the Russian and international sports world into grief.

Read more about Russia's poor record on air safety in a World Blog post by NBC News reporter Yonatan Pomrenze, and watch his piece for Nightly News below.

Russian president Dmitry Medvedev has ordered an overhaul of Russia's aviation industry, a day after a crash killed 43 people and devastated one of the country's top ice hockey teams. NBC's Yonatan Pomrenze reports.