Russian jet carrying hockey team crashes, 43 dead

(AP) - Russia's Emergency Situations Ministrysays at least 43 people have died in the crash of a Russian jetcarrying a top ice hockey team.The ministry

TUNOSHNA, Russia - (AP) - Russia's Emergency Situations Ministrysays at least 43 people have died in the crash of a Russian jetcarrying a top ice hockey team.

The ministry said the plane was carrying 45 people, including 37passengers and eight crew. The ministry said all but two peoplewere killed in the crash.

The Kontinental Hockey League team Lokomotiv was heading toMinsk, the capital of Belarus, where it was to play Dinamo(dee-NAH'-moh) Minsk in the season opener.

Lokomotiv Yaroslavl is a leading force in Russian hockey andcame third in the KHL last year. It's coached by Canadian BradMcCrimmon and includes several international stars in its ranks,such as Stefan Liv of Sweden and Czech Republic players JosefVasicek (VAH'-sih-chek) and Jan Marek.

It wasn't immediately clear which players were on board.

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