Sunday, April 11, 2010

Polish President Plane Crash

. Sunday, April 11, 2010

Polish President Lech Kaczynski (61) and First Lady Maria Kaczynska killed in a plane crash, which fell two kilometers from an airport in the city of Smolensk, western Russia, on Saturday. There are 88 passenger in the aircraft with Polish' elite, especially the military leaders and the Governor of Central Bank of Slawomir Skrzypek, and former President of Poland in exile Ryszard Kaczorowski. The delegates were accompanied President within the framework of a state visit at the invitation of the Russian Government.

Warsaw--Smolensk trip flight's to be taken approximately two-hour flight, the fog is very thick and hard landings. One plane before the Polish presidency plans had to cancel the landing. Smolensk Airport officials have warned the pilots to divert the landing to Minsk, the capital of Belarus, or to Moscow, not far from Smolensk, but the pilot decided to land his own.

The pilot tried to spin three times before making a forced landing. However, in the third experiment, the plane touched the top of the tree that makes the plane lost balance and fell. Direct aircraft on fire and broke into pieces.

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk described the incident as the most tragic event for the Polish post-World War II. He immediately flew to the crash site and met his partner, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who promised identifying charred remains of victims hard to identify.


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