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Tragic Russian Hockey Team Plane Crash Is The Result Of A Pilot Error

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After a full investigation, the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of nearly an entire Russian hockey team, the Yaroslavl Lokomotiv, has been explained.

With “no failures in the operation of the airplane and the engines were found", it has been determined that the accident is the result of a pilot inadvertently pressing on a brake pedal while pulling on the control yoke during takeoff.

Without enough speed for takeoff, the plane collided with the antenna of an airport beacon, then crashed into several pieces and caught fire.

Investigators have determined that

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KHL Team Dynamo Minsk Honors Victims In Lokomotiv Plane Crash

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Although we can't understand what they are saying, the overwhelming emotions do not get lost in translation.

In honor of their fallen opponents, the team scheduled to play KHL team Lokomotiv — Dynamo Minsk — held a memorial service on Thursday instead of a game.

All tickets had been sold out long before Wednesday's tragedy claimed the lives of 43 people when a plane crashed in Russia shortly after take off. Amazingly, not a single ticket was returned and spectators brought flowers to show their respect.

Check out the video above to see the ceremony held due to the sad, sad circumstances.

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Plane Crash Claims The Lives Of ENTIRE Russian Hockey Team

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This is AWFUL!

An entire hockey team from Russia's Kontinental Hockey League club may have lost their lives in a tragic plane crash.

Sources say the accident near the city of Yaroslavl in Central Russia has claimed the lives of at least 43 people, the majority of which belonged to the KHL's Lokomotiv.

A spokesman for the team told American newspapers, "We have no team anymore." He went on to say their entire starting line-up was on board at the time of the crash.

The loss is being felt here too, since a few of the confirmed dead played several seasons in the NHL. Commissioner Gary Bettman of the National Hockey League sent his condolences, saying:

"Though it occurred thousands of miles away from our home arenas, this tragedy represents a catastrophic loss to the hockey world — including the NHL family, which lost so many fathers, sons, teammates and friends who at one time excelled in our League. Our deepest condolences go to the families and loved ones of all who perished."

According to Russian officials, the plane crashed immediately after taking off from an airport near the city on the Volga River, which is approximately 150 miles northeast of Moscow.

This news breaks our heart and we wish the friends and families of those affected the best as they deal with the terrible, terrible circumstances.

[Image via AP Images.]

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