Thursday, September 8, 2011

RIP Lokomotiv Yaroslavl

The recent plane crash in Russia, killing almost the entire Lokomotiv hockey team is very sad. Plus, the fact that it is a result of poor inspection makes it worse.

I'm in grief since I heard the news yesterday on the radio. It is very disappointing that any kind of inspection/control in Russia is solely on paper. According to the news on, the same plane was banned in Europe due to safety concerns. Although promising to update the condition of the plane, Russian authorities(!) then somehow changed their minds and kept the plane as it is, leading to this terrible accident.

According to the same article, "Currently Russia and the formet Soviet States have the world's worst air safety record, with 13 times more incidents than the international average". 13 times!!

In order to save the country from this shameful position and to prevent further similar accidents, solid steps must be taken to fix this current overlooking and ignorant approach as soon as possible.

My deepest condolences to all.

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