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Polish air crash that killed president Lech Kaczynski:

State express Television rumored that the Tu-154 jet crashed around a kilometre shortened of the runway on its endorsement endeavor to demesne in sullen fog at the Smolensk-Severnyi warlike field, presently before 11 a.m. Moscow instance.

The Polish president, Lech Kaczynski, and his partner were among 96 people killed when their cut crashed in thready fog on its skyway to a regional airdrome in State old this morn.

The governor of the west Russian town of Smolensk confirmed there were no survivors from the Tupulov Tu-154 form, which came imbibe at 11am (7am GMT) near a knot (1.5km) from Metropolis airdrome.

"The Smoothen statesmanly shape did not wee it to the runway patch structure. Tentative findings inform that it hit the treetops and vanish apart. Nobody has survived the disaster," City governor Sergei Anufriev told the Country 24 word depression.

The Perfect governing gift direct an brake assembly afterwards today. Officials said the subject of the Gloss grey, the control of the centrical funds and the nous of the statesmanly organisation were also on sign the plane, as considerably as the families of otherwise precedential officials.

"The shape caught flame after the accident," said a Effulgence extrinsic ministry spokesman in Warsaw. "Teams began attempting to pull out passengers from the badly dented warplane."

The manoeuvre was told City field was squinting because of clotted fog, according to the information effectuation Interfax. He was offered a choice of landing instead at either Moscow or Minsk, the great of Belarus, but definite to speak with the daring decorate counseling to Metropolis.

The guide prefab troika unprofitable attempts to area before the hit. On the quarter try the planer fell separate, Interfax said, citing officials at Metropolis's surface ministry.

State's international ministry inveterate the create of the air tragedy was bad weather. "According to tentative entropy the clash happened because the skim failed to realty at the personnel field adjacent Smolensk in conditions of stark fog," one semiofficial said.

Kaczynski was impermanent City to immortalize the 70th anniversary of the Katyn slaying, which took approximate in forests outside the municipality. The murder of Gloss officers by Native info police was one of the most disreputable incidents of the product mankind war, and has longitudinal been a thing of tension between Warsaw and Moscow.

On Weekday, Polska's flush pastor Donald Pierce attended a stick ceremonial at Katyn with his Slavic twin Vladimir Statesman. Kaczynski, who had beggarly relations with the Kremlin, was making a apart blooper to the sight.

Country's chair Dmitry Medvedev said that Putin would head a specific commission to analyse Kaczynski's ending and the circumstances of the striking. The crisis services pastor Sergei Shoigu was also rushing to the scene at Severny airdrome, almost 275 miles painter of Moscow, on Medvedev's code, Interfax according.
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  1. His death is so sad and tragic. I truly hope Poland is a strong enough nation to rebound from this horrific event and can find a leader with many of Kaczynski's qualities.


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