Saturday, April 10, 2010

Poland's president and wife among at least 88 dead as their plane crashes in Russia

clipped from www.dailymail.co.uk
Polish president Lech Kaczynski and his
wife Maria have been killed after their plane crashed on approach to
Smolensk airport in western Russia.
There were conflicting reports today of the number of people on board the flight. Russian news agencies reported at least 88 people died in the crash near Smolensk airport in western Russia, citing the Russian Emergencies Ministry. They reported 132 people were aboard the Tupolev Tu-154.
Poland's President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria
Tupolev Tu-154

According to reports, the pilot accelerated as the plane came in to
land and at that point lost contact with air traffic control.

smolensk
Mourners lay flowers in front of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw
Presidential Palace in Warsaw

Shock: Within hours of the tragic news breaking, thousands of Poles took to the streets to mark the passing of their president

Presidential Palace in Warsaw
Presidential Palace in Warsaw

Tributes: Thousands of Poles flooded the streets around Warsaw's presidential palace on haring news of the plane crash which killed Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria

 blog it

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Amazon

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails

wibiya widget