Polish President killed in airplane crash?

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An aircraft flying from Warsaw has crashed outside Smolensk in Western Russia among the passengers are the Polish President Lech Kazynchski and his wife. 87 are confirmed dead but there is no confirnation yet on the status of the President.
 


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According to this BBC report the Regional Governor is quoted as stating that 'no one had survived' and there were also a number of senior Polish government Ministers on board as well. They were flying to Smolensk for the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre.
BBC News - Polish President Lech Kaczynski 'in plane crash'
 

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kerrynorth said:
According to this BBC report the Regional Governor is quoted as stating that 'no one had survived' and there were also a number of senior Polish government Ministers on board as well. They were flying to Smolensk for the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre.
BBC News - Polish President Lech Kaczynski 'in plane crash'
Is this the guy who wouldn't sign the Lisbon Treaty into law? Problem solved. ;) Clan-man.
 

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The Polish president's wife is being reported as being on the plane as well.Feared dead.
Numerous Polish luminaries such as bishops and ministers.
 

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Clanrickard said:
Numerous Polish luminaries such as bishops and ministers.
It's true then. It really could have happened to a bishop.
 
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RIP for all those who have lost their lives.

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An aircraft flying from Warsaw has crashed outside Smolensk in Western Russia among the passengers are the Polish President Lech Kazynchski and his wife. 87 are confirmed dead but there is no confirnation yet on the status of the President.
In addition to the Kaczynskis, the Polish central bank governor Slawomir Skrzypek was also on board, according to a bank spokesman-Sky News
 

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Sad news, Condolances to the people of poland. I am sure that no matter what their politics the loss of a national leader must be a great shock. More so if other prominent people are with him.
RIP him and everyone else on the plane.
 

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This is an undeniable personal tragedy for tens of families, and a tragedy for the Polish nation, but is there any chance we could load up our govt, bishops and 'luminaries' like our former central bank governor and financial regulator and fly them there in a similar plane?
 

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RIP for all those who have lost their lives.

One cant help wonder if this does have anything to do with payback over the Lisbon treaty.
FFS - say something dignified or say nothing.

Our thoughts with all polish people over this dreadful tragedy. RIP
 

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Terrible news - may he RIP. Travelling to the sites of one of the most infamous massacres in WWII - Katyn Forest.
 

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Is this the guy who wouldn't sign the Lisbon Treaty into law? Problem solved. ;) Clan-man.
That was the Czech President Vaclav Klaus, your levity when so many have died tragically is inappropriate.
 

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An official says the head of the Polish army and the head of the presidential administration were also on board the plane-RTE.ie
 
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Katyn 2

In other news the Gas pipeline between Russia and Germany bypassing Poland has been completed.
 

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The guy was a bigot,borderline ultra catholic fascist,good riddance to him.
 

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According to Russian news reports, there were foggy weather conditions at Smolensk airport Saturday morning.

The plane “clipped the tops of the trees, crashed down and broke into pieces," the governor of the Smolensk region, Sergei Antufiev, told the Russia-24 television news network by telephone. Antufiev added, "There were no survivors."
 


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