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Workers recover wreckage from a river in Russia on Wednesday after a Yak-47 private aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff, killing 43 -- many of whom were professioanl hockey stars overseas and even a few who played in the NHL.

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Russian jet carry hockey team crashes, killing 43; two survive

In what continues to be a tragic offseason for professional hockey, a private jet crashes shortly after takeoff Wednesday, killing 43, some of whom were ex-NHL players.

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