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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Alexander Vyukhin, Ukrainian, died from a plane crash at he was 38.

Alexander Vyukhin  was a Ukrainian professional ice hockey goaltender who last played for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) died from a plane crash at he was 38.. He perished in the tragic 2011 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl air disaster outside of Yaroslavl, Russia.

(January 9, 1973 – September 7, 2011)

Playing career

Vyukhin moved from Sverdlovsk (now Yekaterinburg) to Ukraine as a junior where he would play in both Kharkiv and Kiev. He began his professional career in 1992 with Sokil Kyiv, then in the Russian Superleague. He played 19 seasons in Russia, with Avangard Omsk, Sibir Novosibirsk, Severstal Cherepovets, and Metallurg Novokuznetsk before being transferred to Lokomotiv Yaroslavl during the 2010–2011 season. Vyukhin represented Ukraine in the 1999 IIHF World Championship and in two C-Pool World Championships.[1]

Death

On September 7, 2011, Vyukhin was killed in the 2011 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl air disaster, when a Yakovlev Yak-42 passenger aircraft, carrying nearly his entire Lokomotiv team, crashed just outside Yaroslavl, Russia. The team was traveling to Minsk to play their opening game of the season, with its coaching staff and prospects. Lokomotiv officials said "'everyone from the main roster was on the plane plus four players from the youth team.'"[2][3][4] He was buried in Omsk next to the grave of Alexei Cherepanov.[5]

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