Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash, April 10, 2010
The 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash near Smolensk in Russia killed all 96 people on board, including Polish President Lech Kaczyński, his wife Maria Kaczyńska and dozens of other senior officials. The Polish delegation was heading to Katyn to attend a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre, in which the Soviet NKVD killed about 22,000 Polish military officers.
Among those killed in the crash were former President-in-exile Ryszard Kaczorowski, Poland’s highest-ranking military officers, lawmakers, heads of the Polish National Bank and other central institutions, presidential aides, bishops and priests of various denominations, relatives of those killed in the Katyn massacre, as well as officers of the presidential security detail and crew members.
List of casualties of the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash click here
“The beautiful Homeland flowers flew over the wings of the birds”