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  • 96 People Die in Polish Plane Crash (Including President.)

    Wow... Horrible news from Russia this morning where the Plane that carried the President and many high government officials crashed while trying to land in very heavy fog.'

    http://www.denverpost.com/ci_14858313


    SMOLENSK, Russia—Polish President Lech Kaczynski and some of the country's highest military and civilian leaders died on Saturday when the presidential plane crashed as it came in for a landing in thick fog in western Russia, killing 97, officials said.
    Russian and Polish officials said there were no survivors on the 26-year-old Tupolev, which was taking the president, his wife and staff to events marking the 70th anniversary of the massacre in Katyn forest of thousands of Polish officers by Soviet secret police.

    The crash devastated the upper echelons of Poland's political and military establishments. On board were the army chief of staff, the navy chief commander, and heads of the air and land forces. Also killed were the national bank president, deputy foreign minister, army chaplain, head of the National Security Office, deputy parliament speaker, Olympic Committee head, civil rights commissioner and at least two presidential aides and three lawmakers, the Polish foreign ministry said.
    Although initial signs pointed to an accident with no indication of foul play, the death of a Polish president and much of the Polish state and defense establishment in Russia en route to commemorating one of the saddest events in Poland's long, complicated history with Russia, was laden with tragic irony.

    Reflecting the grave sensibilities of the crash to relations between the two countries, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin personally assumed charge of the investigation. He landed in Smolensk Saturday with an entourage of Russian officials to meet Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, who was flying in from Warsaw. The president's twin brother, former Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kacynski, also flew there in a chartered plane, according to his party.

    "This is unbelievable—this tragic, cursed Katyn," Kaczynski's predecessor, Aleksander Kwasniewski, said on TVN24 television.

    It is "a cursed place, horrible symbolism," he said. "It's hard to believe. You get chills down your spine."

    Their whole entire government basically lost their lives... Talk about bringing a Country to it's knees.

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    Wow, thats crazy. A president dying on a plane crash, has that ever happened?


    Terrible news.
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    • #3
      Very sad news, my heart goes out to Poland. This should serve as a reminder that no matter who you are, life is fragile and by no means infinite.
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      • #4
        R.I.P

        Thoughts go out to all those involved.

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        • #5
          Vladimir Putin ...

          ... will know what happened and why.
          "Stultum est timere quod vitare non potes." ~ Publilius Syrus

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          • #6
            Originally posted by CTM View Post
            Wow, thats crazy. A president dying on a plane crash, has that ever happened?


            Terrible news.

            Happened here in the Philippines in 1957.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by samparnell View Post
              ... will know what happened and why.
              No doubt, I really think that American's don't really know how crazy putin is. Former KGB agent running the country, you know he's down with anything shady.

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              • #8
                My prayers go out to the families, and to the people of Poland.
                Last edited by Southstander; 04-12-2010, 09:46 PM.
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                • #9
                  Hopefully no one told Germany............




                  But all jokes aside...Prayers go out to poland.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Atwnbroncfan View Post
                    Hopefully no one told Germany............




                    But all jokes aside...Prayers go out to poland.
                    WOW! I delelted part of my post cause I thought I crossed the line. Had I left it, this would have made it look tame. LOL

                    So I will repost it.

                    "A Plane crash in Poland. I wonder where the burried the survivors?
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                    • #11
                      My aunt still lives in poland, as well as a bunch of my family. I'm saddened by this event.
                      Last edited by Broncbeat; 04-13-2010, 07:53 AM.
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