Lokomotiv Crash Survivor Galimov Dies
- The Moscow Times
- Sep. 12 2011 00:00
- Last edited 12:06
Yaroslavl Lokomotiv winger Alexander Galimov, one of two survivors of Wednesday's plane crash that killed nearly all of his teammates, died from his injuries in a Moscow hospital on Monday, Itar-Tass reported.
Galimov had been the only player to survive when his team's Yak-42 airplane crashed near Yaroslavl on its way to Minsk. He suffered burns over more than 90 percent of his body.
On Thursday, Galimov and crew member Alexander Sizov were flown to Moscow for additional treatment. Galimov was placed in a medically-induced coma and died while undergoing surgery at the Vishnevsky Surgical Institute. Sizov remains in critical condition.With Galimov's death, the toll of the crash rose to 44.
Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the crash.