Apr 10, 2010 9:17 AM by Associated Press

Polish president's plane crashes in Russia

Russian officials say Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife died Saturday along with 130 others when their plane crashed while coming in for a landing in western Russia.

The governor of the Smolensk region, where the crash took place, says no one survived. A state news channel says tentative findings indicate the plane hit treetops and fell apart. Reports say there was considerable fog in the area.

The Polish foreign ministry confirms that Kaczynski and his wife were aboard the plane. They were on their way to events marking the 70th anniversary of the massacre of thousands of Polish officers by Soviet secret police in Katyn and elsewhere during World War II.


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