Polish President Lech Kaczynski dies in plane crash in Western Russia

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RussiaToday

April 10, 2010 —
A plane carrying the President of Poland, and his wife, has crashed in Western Russia. Russian officials say the plane was carrying 132 people, including Lech Kaczynski. The governor of Smolensk says no one survived. He’s quoted as saying “the aircraft clipped the tops of the trees, crashed down and broke into pieces.” It happened on approach to a small regional airport, around 300 metres from the runway. The mobile phones of everyone who was with President Kaczynski are no longer working. He was heading for a personal visit to the memorial site where Polish officers were murdered during World War Two. The head of Poland’s central bank, the deputy Foreign Minister and the Army Chief of Staff are among others reported to have been on board. Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered the creation of a state investigation commission headed by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. More details as we get them, right here on RT.

Polish President Lech Kaczynski dies in plane crash in Western Russia

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At least 87 killed in plane crash

Russia Today
April 10, 2010

More than 80 people have died after a TU-154 plane crashed near an airport outside Smolensk in western Russia. The Polish president and his wife, who were among the passengers, are among the victims.

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via At least 87 killed in plane crash – RT Top Stories (no longer available)

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First on-site video of plane crash that killed Polish president Lech Kaczynski

First on-site video of plane crash that killed Polish president Lech Kaczynski

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Lech Kaczynski plane cash: Polish political elite killed in tragedy near Smolensk

RussiaToday

April 10, 2010 —
The President of Poland, and his wife have died in a plane crashed in Western Russia. A this early stage, investigators say it’s likely human error was the cause of the crash. Among officials onboard crashed plane were vice-speaker of Parliament, Army Chief-of-Staff, Deputy FM, Head of National Bank and others. Russian prosecutor General says plane went down after catching tree tops in fog.

Lech Kaczynski plane cash: Polish political elite killed in tragedy near Smolensk