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Polish President Plane Crash Victims

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It’s a sad day today as Polish president Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria have been involved and did not survive when their plane crashed on approach to Smolensk airport in western Russia.

Some of Poland’s most senior government and military figures were with them in the crash, as the 26-year-old Tupolev tried to land in thick fog. The latest toll count is around 97.

Below are the names of the notable victims of the Polish President plane crash:

  • Lech Kaczysnki – Polish president
  • Maria Kaczynska – The president’s wife
  • Ryszard Kaczorowski – Poland’s last president-in-exile
  • Aleksander Szczyglo – head of the National Security Office
  • Pawel Wypych – presidential aide
  • Mariusz Handzlik – presidential aide
  • Jerzego Szmajdzinski – deputy parliament speaker
  • Andrzej Kremer – Deputy Foreign Minister
  • Gen. Franciszek Gagor – head of the army chief of staff
  • Andrzej Przewoznik – minister in charge of WWII memorials
  • Slawomir Skrzypek – head of the National Bank of Poland
  • Janusz Kurtyka – head of the National Remembrance Institute
  • Przemyslaw Gosiewski – lawmaker
  • Zbigniew Wassermann – lawmaker
  • Grzegorz Dolniak – lawmaker
  • Janusz Kochanowski – civil rights commissioner
  • Bishop Tadeusz Ploski – army chaplain

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