Russian Hockey Player Dies; Was Only Member Of Team To Survive Crash | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

NPR : News

Filed Under:

Russian Hockey Player Dies; Was Only Member Of Team To Survive Crash

"The only member of a top Russian hockey team to survive a plane crash that killed 44 people died Monday of his injuries in a Moscow hospital," The Canadian Press and The Hockey News report.

Alexander Galimov, 26, "died of the severe burns that covered about 90 percent of his body," the news outlets add. He played the forward position.

The team's plane crashed last Wednesday (Sept. 7, 2011), shortly after takeoff from the city of Yaroslavl. Other members of Lokomotiv, an elite professional hockey team, included NHL veterans Pavol Demitra of Slovakia, Ruslan Salei of Belarus and Josef Vasicek of the Czech Republic. The coach, Canadian Brad McCrimmon, was also killed.

One person who was on the flight is still alive. "Flight crew member Alexander Sizov, remained in intensive care at Moscow's Sklifosovsky hospital," The Canadian Press and Hockey News add.

Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

NPR

Not My Job: Skier Mikaela Shiffrin Gets Quizzed On Downhill Cheese Races

If you think downhill ski racing is dangerous, then you've never seen the Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling Races, in which competitors hurl their bodies down a steep hill, chasing a wheel of cheese.
NPR

What If The World Cup Were Awarded For Saving Trees And Drinking Soda?

We thought you'd get a kick out of seeing how the four teams in the final World Cup matches stack up in global health and development.
WAMU 88.5

Democrats Push To Overturn Hobby Lobby Ruling

Virginia's Tim Kaine and other Democrats are trying to overturn the ruling with legislation they say will protect female workers.
NPR

Tech Week: Google's World Cup Play, Amazon Sued And Kids Tracked

Also in this week's roundup, a tech company that may not exist, using sensors to keep your plants alive and what the debate over sandwich taxonomy teaches us about innovation.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.