Lokomotiv KHL Hockey Team
Crash Site: Yaroslavl, Russia
The Yak-42 jet that was carrying the entire Lokomotiv Russian hockey team, multiple NHL veterans, and several other European players crashed shortly after takeoff into the bank of the Volga River. According to the Associated Press, the plane was having trouble gaining altitude before it hit a signal tower, ripping it into several broken pieces. Forty-three team members died.