Team tragedies: Plane crashes in sports world

In this Nov. 15, 1970 file photo, a fireman looks over the wreckage of a DC-9 jet that was carrying the Marshall University football team in Kenova, W.Va., on Nov. 15, 1970. All 75 persons aboard were killed, including 36 players from the football team. AP Photo/File

On Wednesday, a Russian jet carrying a top ice hockey team slammed into a riverbank moments after takeoff, killing at least 43 people in one of the worst plane crashes ever involving a sports team.

Here is a list of sports teams involved in fatal plane crashes:

May 4, 1949 — Italian soccer club Turin. The four-time league champions lost 22 members, including 18 players, in Turin, Italy.

Feb. 6, 1958 — English soccer champion Manchester United, eight members, in Munich.

Aug. 14, 1958 — Egyptian fencing team, six members, in the Atlantic Ocean.

Oct. 10, 1960 — Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo football team, 16 members, in Toledo, Ohio.

Feb. 16, 1961 — U.S. figure skating team, 18 members and 10 coaches and officials, in Belgium.

April 3, 1961 — Green Cross, eight members of the first-division Chilean soccer team, in the Las Lastimas Mountains.

April 28, 1968 — Lamar Tech track team, five members and the coach, in Beaumont, Texas.

Sept. 26, 1969 — Bolivian soccer team "The Strongest," coach Eustaquio Ortuno, 16 players and two staff members, near Viloco, Bolivia.

Oct. 2, 1970 — Wichita State football team, 14 players, in Colorado.

Nov. 14, 1970 — Marshall University football team, 36 players, in Huntington, W.Va.

Oct. 13, 1972 — Uruguayan rugby club, among the 29 casualties, in the Andes, Chile.

Dec. 13, 1977 — University of Evansville men's basketball coach Bobby Watson and 14 players, in Evansville, Ind.

March 14, 1980 — U.S. amateur boxing team, 14 members, in Warsaw, Poland.

Nov. 25, 1985 — Iowa State women's cross country team, coach Ron Renko, assistant coach Pat Moynihan, and team members Julie Rose, Susan Baxter and Sheryl Maahs, in Des Moines, Iowa.

Dec. 8, 1987 — Peruvian first-division soccer team Alianza Lima, coach Marcos Calderon and 16 players, in Lima, Peru.

April 28, 1993 — Zambia's national soccer team, 18 players and five team officials, in Libreville, Gabon.

Jan. 27, 2001 — Oklahoma State basketball players Dan Lawson and Nate Fleming, and six team staffers and broadcasters, in Byers, Colo.

Sept. 7, 2011 — Russian hockey team Lokomotiv, 27 players, two coaches and seven club officials, in Yaroslavl, Russia.

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