Famous Accidents involving Sports Team


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Famous Accidents involving Sports Team

Accidents have taken the lives of many people; people who you know and even those close to you. No one is ever prepared when an accident occurs. Great loss can be accounted due to accidents. When it comes to accidents, no one is safe, accidents do not choose who or why, they just happen. Famous accidents involve people who are well known, we are going to look at the sports sector, and the famous accidents involving sports teams include the following:
1. Uruguayan old Christmas club rugby team- This is one of the most famous accident involving a sports team that took place on October 13, 1972. It involved also the friends and family members of the team. It was an aircraft plane crash that took the lives of many people; the last survivor was rescued more than a month later after the accident occurred.
2. Zambian national football team on the evening of April 27, 1993, a military plane, carrying the Zambian national football team, crashed after takeoff into water. All the members on the flight were lost during the crash. This led to a new team being assembled to replace and represent the team in the football matches.
3. US figure skating team- on February 15, 1962, an airplane crashed taking the lives of everyone on board. Among the killed was the whole entire United States figure skating team.
4. Lokomotiv Yaroslavl This is an ice hockey team that perished on 7th September 2011 in Russia, leaving no survivors.
5. Purdue University American football team- While travelling in a train, the team lost 14 of their members on 31st October 1903.
6. Bathurst Phantoms on 12th January 2008, a bus accident claimed the lives of 8 members of this well known basketball team in New Brunswick, Canada.
With more famous accidents involving teams out there, you can already notice that most accidents happened while on an aircraft. The accidents caused a lot of misery and sadness; more and more precautions have been taken to prevent such high loss of human life.

Posted: 2013-09-14

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