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10th April 2010
TRAGEDY AS AN EU LEADER, LECH KACZYNSKI IS KILLED WITH ALL ON BOARD IN AIRCRASH
President of Poland dies in airplane crash
From Russia Today follows one of the first videos with commentary to cover this devastating news. From English speaking commenter, Peter Lavelle.
The number on board here is stated as 132. Later reports suggest there were 97 onboard, and none survived.
First on-site video of plane crash that killed Polish president Lech Kaczynski (7:18)
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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.
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