Tragedy :(

2 days ago the top Russian hockey team “Lokomotiv” of Yaroslavl died in air disaster…
The airplan could not take off properly and all people, except 2 — a player Alexander Galimov and a steward, died…
The list of passengers are published on the official site of Russian EMERCOM:

Among died there are:
Josef Vašíček of Czech Republic
Pavol Demitra of Czech Republic
Jan Marek of Czech Republic
Karel Rachunek of Czech Republic
Stefan Liv of Sweden
and top Russian (ex-USSR) players

McCrimmon Byron of Canada

May you rest in peace. Your play made happy hockey fans all over the world.

P.S. Please pray for Alexander Galimov.

Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash - Wikipedia (shorten: Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash - Wikipedia)

A great tragedy for all the families involved. The fact that it was a hockey team makes us more aware of this kind of tragedy. But in fact life is fragile, for all of us. We need to value each and every day.

The interviews here on Canadian TV with Canadian players and coaches who have worked in the KHL in the past, indicate that the safety standards of the charter airplanes used by the KHL teams left a lot to be desired. Hopefully they will improve their standards.