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In this Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011 photo the (Credit: AP)

In this Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011 photo the Lokomotiv ice team poses in the Lokomotiv Arena in the city of Yaroslavl, on the Volga River about 150 miles (240 kilometers) northeast of Moscow, Russia.

Russian plane crash kills hockey stars

A Yak-42 jet carrying a top ice hockey team crashed while taking off in western Russia. (Sept. 7, 2011)

Rescuers seen at the crash site of Russian
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Rescuers seen at the crash site of Russian Yak-42 jet near the city of Yaroslavl, on the Volga River about 150 miles (240 kilometers) northeast of Moscow, Russia. (Sept. 7, 2011)

Rescuers work on the river at the crash
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Rescuers work on the river at the crash site of Russian Yak-42 jet near the city of Yaroslavl, on the Volga River about 150 miles (240 kilometers) northeast of Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011.

Wreckage of Russian Yak-42 jet, carrying a top
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Wreckage of Russian Yak-42 jet, carrying a top ice hockey team, seen near the city of Yaroslavl, on the Volga River about 150 miles (240 kilometers) northeast of Moscow, Russia. (Sept. 7, 2011.)

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Rescuers at the crash site of the Russian
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Rescuers at the crash site of the Russian Yak-42 jet near the city of Yaroslavl, on the Volga River about 150 miles (240 kilometers) northeast of Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011.

TV grab from Russian NTV channel showing rescuers
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TV grab from Russian NTV channel showing rescuers inspecting remains of a plane at a crash site outside Yaroslavl airport on September 7, 2011 some 300 kilometres (185 miles) northeast of Moscow.

In this Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011 photo the
(Credit: AP)

In this Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011 photo the Lokomotiv ice team poses in the Lokomotiv Arena in the city of Yaroslavl, on the Volga River about 150 miles (240 kilometers) northeast of Moscow, Russia.

This undated photo shows Czech Republic's Jan Marek,
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This undated photo shows Czech Republic's Jan Marek, a player of the Lokomotiv ice hockey team who was reportedly killed in a plane crash on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011.

This undated photo shows Czech Republic's Josef Vasicek,
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This undated photo shows Czech Republic's Josef Vasicek, a player on the Lokomotiv ice hockey team, who was reportedly killed in a plane crash on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011.

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This undated photo shows Swedish goalie Stefan Liv,
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This undated photo shows Swedish goalie Stefan Liv, a player of the Lokomotiv ice hockey team, who was killed in a plane crash on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011.

This recent undated photo shows Slovakian Pavol Demitra,
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This recent undated photo shows Slovakian Pavol Demitra, a player on the Lokomotiv ice hockey team, who was killed in a plane crash on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011.

This undated photo shows the Czech Republic's Karel
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This undated photo shows the Czech Republic's Karel Rachunek, a player on the Lokomotiv ice hockey team, who was reportedly killed in a plane crash on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011.

This undated photo shows Canadian Brad McCrimmon, coach
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This undated photo shows Canadian Brad McCrimmon, coach of the Lokomotiv ice hockey team, killed in a plane crash on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011.

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