Russian plane crashes, 36 reported dead

Reuters News
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Posted: Sep 07, 2011 9:03 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A passenger plane crashed near the Russian city of Yaroslavl on Wednesday, killing 36 of the 37 people on board, Russian news agencies reported.

Members of a hockey team from the city north of Moscow were aboard the Yak-42 aircraft, Interfax cited a Russian aviation official as saying.

(Additional reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Steve Gutterman)