The 2010 Katyń Families Association



In the early hours of the morning, on April 10th, 2010 a TU-154M plane crashed in Smolensk (Russia) a 1km short of the runway in foggy weather conditions, killing all passengers on board.

The plane was carrying a delegation of 96 deserved and distinguished patriots, members of the Polish elite, including the Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife, former President Ryszard Kaczorowski, the entire general army command, the Chief of the Polish General Staff and other senior Polish military officers, the president of the National Bank of Poland, Poland's deputy foreign minister, Polish government officials, 15 members of the Polish parliament, senior members of the Polish clergy, and relatives of victims of the Katyn massacre.

An event regarded by many as the worst national disaster to befall on Poland since World War II.

They were on the way from Warsaw (Poland) to attend an event marking the 70th anniversary of the Katyn Forest massacre.


What happened?

A commission appointed to investigate the 2010 presidential plane crash has said that there were serious shortcomings in a report on the crash drafted by the previous government.



Former Polish Interior Minister Jerzy Miller and PM Donald Tusk consented to “falsifying information” used in the country’s official report on the 2010 Smolensk presidential plane crash according to Gazeta Polska Codziennie daily.



Warsaw's National Opera hosted on Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. the premiere of "Smoleńsk," a film by veteran award-winning director Antoni Krauze about the 2010 plane crash which killed 96 people, including former Polish President Lech Kaczyński.