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Smolensk air disaster: The Air Crash That Killed The President Of Poland

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Smolensk air disaster: The Air Crash That Killed The President Of Poland
Smolensk air disaster: The Air Crash That Killed The President Of Poland
2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash

The Smolensk air disaster occurred 11 years ago on 10 April 2010, when a Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft of the Polish Air Force crashed near the Russian city of Smolensk, killing all 96 people on board.

Among the victims were the President of Poland Lech Kaczyński and his wife Maria, the former President of Poland in exile Ryszard Kaczorowski, the chief of the Polish General Staff and other senior Polish military officers, the president of the National Bank of Poland, Polish Government officials, 18 members of the Polish Parliament, senior members of the Polish clergy and relatives of victims of the Katyn massacre.

The group was arriving from Warsaw to attend an event commemorating the 70th anniversary of the massacre, which took place not far from Smolensk.

See details: Polish Presidential plane crash

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