April 10th, 2010
09:51 AM ET
12 years ago

Polish president killed in plane crash

(CNN) - Polish President Lech Kaczynski was killed early Saturday along with his wife, several top military officials, and the head of the national bank when their plane crashed at a western Russian airport, officials said.

"There are no survivors," said Sergey Antufyev, the governor of Smolensk, where the plane was trying to land when it crashed.

A spokesman for Poland's Foreign Ministry, Piotr Paszkowski, said earlier that it was probable that everyone on board was killed.

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  1. T'SAH from Virginia

    Prayers and thoughts goes out to the president, his wife and the entire crew on board in this fatal accident.... May they Rest in Peace!!

    April 10, 2010 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  2. Chaz

    There is all this question as to what happened. Yet I haven't heard any reports about the planes black box. I would think finding this would give some answers.

    April 10, 2010 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  3. John

    God bless President Kaczynski, the Polish Government, and the People of Poland. America stands with you.

    April 10, 2010 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  4. bennie new york

    This is absolutely tragic, especially for a nation like Poland that has risen from communist Soviet control and become a remarkably stable nation.

    April 10, 2010 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  5. Pkm

    I hope other countrys check out this crash some is not right rest in peace to every one

    April 10, 2010 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |