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2 Dead as Russian Jet Loses Engines, Crash Lands

Same Tu-154 plane Polish president died in

(Newser) - A Russian jet that lost two engines at 30,000 feet lost its remaining engine as it crash-landed outside Moscow today, killing two people and injuring another 40, reports the AP. The cause of engine failure was unclear, officials said. The Dagestan Airlines Tu-154 is the same model that crashed... More »

President's Body Returns to Poland

Lech Kaczynski will lie in state at presidential palace in Warsaw

(Newser) - Mourners filled the streets of Warsaw today as the coffin bearing the body of president Lech Kaczynski returned to the presidential palace, where he will lie in state for a week. Earlier, Vladimir Putin attended a memorial service for Kaczynski, his wife, Maria, and the 94 other victims of yesterday's... More »

Grieving Poland Goes Still

Nation awaits return of Kaczynski's body

(Newser) - Thousands of people in the streets of Poland's cities are standing rigid and silent, marking two minutes of silent memorial to a devastating plane crash that killed many of the country's elite, including President Lech Kaczynski. The silence was preceded by the thundering pealing of church bells and din of... More »

Poland Called Soviet-Era Planes 'Flying Coffins'

The jets were old but also fast

(Newser) - As Poland wrestles with the death of President Lech Kaczysnki and 96 others in today's plane crash, attention is turning to the pilots' actions and the Soviet-era plane involved:
  • The pilots ignored orders not to try to land because of heavy fog, reports AP .
  • The plane involved is a 20-year-old
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