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?


On Tuesday 11th May, members of the Council of Ministers of the Law and Justice government audited the eight-year rule of the Civic Platform and Polish People's Party coalition that was ousted in elections last year and now in opposition.


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17.05.2016


After six years, Poland again starts to investigate the plane crash, killing Polish President Lech Kaczynski and other state officials.

Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz hinted at an explosion as a possible cause saying the plane had "disintegrated" before crashing.

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03.05.2016


A hypothesis investigated by the Committee for Investigation of National Aviation Accidents




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25.04.2016