Russian jet carrying hockey team crashes, 36 dead

By the Associated Press | September 7, 2011 | 9:05 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry says a passenger jet carrying a local ice hockey team has crashed while taking off in western Russia, killing 36 people.

The ministry's regional branch said the Yak-42 plane crashed Wednesday after leaving an airport near the city of Yaroslavl, on the Volga River northeast of Moscow. It said at least one person has survived but is injured.

The ministry said the plane was carrying the Lokomotiv ice hockey team from Yaroslavl.