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Russia plane crash: Medvedev makes air safety warning

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said national aviation safety must be improved, after most of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl ice hockey team were killed in a plane crash on Wednesday.

Hockey fans from around the world are mourning the deaths of 36 players and officials, including the team's Canadian coach, Brad McCrimmon, and Swedish Olympic champion goalie Stefan Liv.

Mr Medvedev visited the site of the incident to pay tribute to the dead, and said he has ordered a full investigation into the crash.

Steve Rosenberg reports from Yaroslavl.

  • 08 Sep 2011
  • From the section Europe
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