In this Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008 file photo Polish President Lech Kaczynski speaks to the press prior to boarding his plane at the military airport in Warsaw, Poland. Officials say the plane carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife has crashed while landing near the western city of Smolensk, Russia and that at least 87 people have been killed today. Kaczynski went to Russia for the 70th anniversary of the 1940 Katyn forest massacre, where Soviet troops killed thousands of Poles."
Polish president killed in plane crash
MOSCOW (AP) -- 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 96, officials said.
Get the full story
Subscribe or Log In
Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? Activate your account.
You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Call (701) 225-8111 and we can help you.