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President's plane crash: a "crash" for Poland
Polish President Lech Kaczynski and some of Poland's key civilian and military leaders died Saturday when their chartered plane crashed, killing 97, as it came in for a landing in western Russia.
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Russia, Poland investigate black boxes
Russian and Polish experts on Sunday are checking the flight recorders from the crashed plane, on which Polish President Lech Kaczynski and other senior officials were killed on Saturday, Russian media reported.
President's plane crash: a "crash" for Poland
No country is fully prepared for such a tragedy in peaceful time in which its leader and dozens of high-ranking officials die simultaneously.
Poland mourns plane crash victims
Thousands of Poles gathered in front of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw on Saturday to lay flowers and light candles in honor of Polish President Lech Saczynski and the country's ruling elite killed in a plane crash in western Russia.
Polish PM scraps visit to U.S., Canada following president's air crash
Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk decided to scrap a visit to the United States on Monday for a nuclear security summit following the death of President Lech Kaczynski in an air crash in western Russia.
Relatives of plane crash victims arrived in Moscow
The first group of relatives of the dead in the Polish president's Tu-154 plane crash has arrived in Moscow from Warsaw, local media reported.
All 97 bodies found at the crash site: Russian minister
All the bodies of the victims in the Polish president's plane crash in western Russian have been recovered, Russian Emergency Minister Sergei Shoigu said Saturday.
Body of Polish president found in crash site: report
The body of Polish President Lech Kaczynski may have been found in the wreckage of the plane that crashed earlier on Saturday in western Russia, a highly-placed police source told RIA Novosti.
Polish president killed in plane crash in Russia, pilot error suspected
A chartered plane carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski crashed near the Smolensk airport in western Russia Saturday, killing all 96 people on board, said Russian officials.
Polish president, 96 others killed in Russia plane crash
Polish President Lech Kaczynski and some of Poland's key civilian and military leaders died Saturday when their chartered plane crashed, killing 97, as it came in for a landing in western Russia.
Witnessing the scene of Polish president's plane crash
The 26-year-old Tupolev Tu-154, enroute from Warsaw to Smolensk of Russia, crashed Saturday morning in thick fog with the president Lech Kaczynski, his wife, the army chief of staff, Deputy Foreign Minister Andrzej Kremer and the central bank governor aboard.
Polish president's plane crashes in western Russia
A plane carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski crashed near Smolensk airport in western Russia on Saturday, killing 87 people.
World's reaction
Chinese president offers condolences to Poland over plane crash
President Hu Jintao on Saturday sent condolences to Polish parliamentary speaker Bronislaw Komorowski, who became acting president by law, over the death of Polish President Lech Kaczysnki in a plane crash.
UN chief offers condolences to Poland over president's death
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he "was shocked to hear" of the plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others in western Russia on Saturday.
Tunisian president extends condolences to Poland over plane crash
Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali on Saturday sent his condolences to Poland over the death of Polish President Lech Kaczynski in a plane crash, state-run TV channel reported.
Israeli leaders send condolences over death of Polish president
Top Israeli officials offered condolences on Saturday over the death of Polish President Lech Kaczynski in a plane crash in Russia.
Turkish president offers condolences over death of Polish president
Turkish President Abdullah Gul on Saturday offered condolences over the death of his Polish counterpart in a plane crash in Russia.
Australian PM offers condolences to people of Poland
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Sunday offered his condolences to the people of Poland after the death of the nation's president in a plane crash.
Philippine gov't offers deepest condolences to death of Kaczynski
The Government and people of the Philippines on Sunday offered their deepest condolences to the government and people of Poland on the tragic plane accident which claimed the lives of Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife Maria and 89 others.
Singapore sends condolences on death of Polish President
Singapore leaders on Saturday sent letters to convey their sympathies to the government and people of Poland over the death of Polish President Lech Kaczy ski, his wife Maria, and many others who were killed in a plane crash.
Obama expresses condolences to Poland over plane crash tragedy
U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday offered condolences to Poland, saying the death of President Lech Kaczynski in a plane crash was "devastating to Poland, to the United States and to the world."
Macedonian president extends condolences to Poland over plane crash
Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov on Saturday sent his condolences to Poland over the death of Polish President Lech Kaczynski in a plane crash, news from Skopje said.
New Zealand offers condolences to Poland after air crash
New Zealand's acting Prime Minister Bill English on Sunday offered condolence to Poland after the plane carrying the country's president and many other dignitaries crashed in Russia.
Finnish leaders send condolences on Polish President's death
Finnish President Tarja Halonen and Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen sent condolences on the death of Polish President Lech Kaczynski in a plane crash in Smolensk in Russia on Saturday.
Hungary mourns death of Polish president
Hungarian President Laszlo Solyom visited the Polish embassy in Budapest Saturday to voice his sympathies with the people of Poland over the death of their president in a plane crash.
Greece expresses condolences to Poland for air tragedy
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou sent a message of condolences to Polish Premier Donald Tusk on Saturday, expressing the deepest sorrow of the Greek government and people for the death of Polish President Leh Katsinski and 96 other in the air tragedy which occurred earlier in the day in Russia. "At this difficult moments, the Greek government and me personally, express our warmest condolences to the families of the victims and to the people of Poland. We feel your pain. Our thoughts and prayers are with you," the message said.
Afghan president expresses condolence over death of Polish president
Afghan President Hamid Karzai expressed his deep sorrow and condolence over the sudden death of Polish President and his entourage on Saturday, a statement released by his office said.
Austrian president expresses condolences on Polish president's death
Austrian President Heinz Fischer issued a statement Saturday to express his condolences over the death of Polish President Lech Kaczynski in a plane crash in Russia earlier in the day.
French president expresses sadness at Polish plane crash
French President Nicolas Sarkozy expressed his sadness Saturday over the plane crash that killed Polish president Lech Kaczynski and 131 others on board.
German chancellor sends condolences to Poland on plane crash
German Chancellor Angela Merkel sent her condolences to Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk over the plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski and all 131 others onboard in western Russia on Saturday.
Russian leaders send condolences to Poland on plane crash
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sent his condolences to Polish parliament speaker on the plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski and other all onboard in western Russia on Saturday.
Backgrounder
Profile: Polish President Lech Kaczynski
Lech Kaczynski, took office after winning the presidential election run-off in October, 2005. Before that, he was Mayor of the country's capital city Warsaw.
Backgrounder: Tu-154 plane crashes in recent years
A Tu-154 plane carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski crashed near Smolensk airport in western Russia Saturday, killing the president and all 96 people on board.
Backgrounder: Major air accidents in recent years
A plane carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski crashed near Smolensk airport in western Russia Saturday, killing the president and all 132 people on board.