20 killed in Polish military aircraft crash
All 20 people on board a Polish military transport plane died when it crashed as it came in to land at an airport in northwest Poland, Prime Minister Donald Tusk said yesterday.
"It appears that 20 people died in the Casa military plane disaster," Donald Tusk said as he arrived at the crash site with Defence Minister Bogdan Klich.
The crash at around 7:10 pm (1810 GMT) on Wednesday of the EADS Casa plane at Miroslawiec airport, the third worst accident in Poland's aviation history, was being investigated by a special airforce panel.
"Obviously we will do everything we can to prevent such accidents in the future," said Tusk.
The toll includes four crew and 16 passengers including senior members of the Polish airforce. Early reports spoke of between 10 and 23 dead.