Polish presidential plane crashed 11 years ago in Smoleńsk

10 kwietnia, 2021

On April 10, 2010 at 10:41am,  the Polish presidential Tu-154M plane crashed near Smoleńsk in Russia. All 96 passengers and members of the crew, including then president Lech Kaczyński, the First Lady Maria Kaczyńska and President in Exile Ryszard Kaczorowski, were killed.

The official Polish delegation was on the way to Smoleńsk in Russia to attend the commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the Katyń massacre. The Katyn forest, is where a horrible act of mass executions was carried out by the Soviets in the spring of 1940. It took more than 22.000 lives of prisoners of war and imprisoned civilians, members of the country’s elite. Read more about the Katyń massacre – the elimination of the Polish elites by the Soviet system.

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The list of  fatalities:

Name Age Title/role
Joanna Agacka-Indecka 45 President of the Polish Bar Council
Ewa Bąkowska 47 Representative of the Katyn Families
Lt. Gen. Andrzej Błasik 47 Commander of the Air Force
Krystyna Bochenek 56 Deputy Marshal of the Senate (PO)
Anna Maria Borowska 81 Representative of the Katyn Families
Bartosz Borowski 31 Representative of the Katyn Families
Maj. Gen. Tadesz Buk 49 Commander of the Land Forces
Brig. Gen. Miron Chodakowski 52 Orthodox Ordinary of the Polish Armed Forces
Lt. Col. Czesław Cywiński 84 President of the World Association of Home Army Soldiers
Lt. Col. Zbigniew Dębski 87 Co-founder of the Union of Warsaw Insurgents
Leszek Deptuła 57 Member of the Sejm (PSL)
Grzegorz Dolniak 50 Member of the Sejm (PO)
Katarzyna Doraczyńska 31 Press office staffer at the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland
Edward Duchnowski 80 Secretary General of the Union of Sybiraks
Aleksander Fedorowicz 39 Interpreter at the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland
Janina Fetlińska 57 Senator (PiS)
Lt. Col. Jarosław Florczak 41 Close protection officer
WO1 Artur Francuz 39 Close protection officer
Gen. Franciszek Gągor 58 Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces
Grażyna Gęsicka 58 Member of the Sejm, former Minister of Regional Development (PiS)
Brig. Gen. Kazimierz Gilarski 54 Commander of the Warsaw Garrison
Przemysław Gosiewski 45 Member of the Sejm, former Deputy Prime Minister (PiS)
Bronisław Gostomski 61 Personal Roman Catholic chaplain to President Kaczorowski and parish priest of St. Andrew Bobola in Hammersmith, London
Maj. Robert Grzywna 36 Co-pilot
Mariusz Handzlik 44 Undersecretary of State at the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland
Roman Indrzejczyk 78 Personal Roman Catholic chaplain to President Kaczyński
Lt. Paweł Janeczek 37 Close protection officer
Dariusz Jankowski 54 Staffer at the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland
Natalia Januszko 22 Flight attendant
Izabela Jaruga-Nowacka 59 Member of the Sejm, former Deputy Prime Minister (SLD)
Józef Joniec 50 Roman Catholic priest, Piarist father
Ryszard Kaczorowski 90 Former president of the Republic of Poland in exile
Maria Kaczyńska 67 Wife of President Kaczyński
Lech Kaczyński 60 President of the Republic of Poland
Sebastian Karpiniuk 37 Member of the Sejm (PO)
VAdm. Andrzej Karweta 51 Commander of the Navy
Mariusz Kazana 49 Director of Diplomatic Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Janusz Kochanowski 69 Ombudsman for Civil Rights
Brig. Gen. Stanisław Komornicki 85 Chancellor of the Order of Virtuti Militari
Stanisław Komorowski 56 Deputy Minister of National Defence
WO2 Paweł Krajewski 35 Close protection officer
Andrzej Kremer 48 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
Zdzisław Król 74 Roman Catholic priest, member of the Council for the Protection of Struggle and Martyrdom Sites
Janusz Krupski 58 Head of the Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression
Janusz Kurtyka 49 President of the Institute of National Remembrance
Andrzej Kwaśnik 53 Roman Catholic police chaplain and chaplain to the Katyn Families
Lt. Gen. Bronisław Kwiatkowski 59 Commander of the Operational Command of the Polish Armed Forces
Col. Wojciech Lubiński 40 Personal physician to President Kaczyński
Tadeusz Lutoborski 83 Representative of the Katyn Families
Barbara Maciejczyk 28 Flight attendant
Barbara Mamińska 52 Director of the Personnel and Decorations Office at the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland
Zenona Mamontowicz-Łojek 72 President of the Polish Katyn Foundation
Stefan Melak 63 Head of the Katyn Committee
Tomasz Merta 44 Deputy Minister of Culture and National Heritage, General Conservator of Monuments
WO2 Andrzej Michalak 36 Flight engineer
Capt. Dariusz Michałowski 35 Close protection officer
Stanisław Mikke 62 Deputy Head of the Council for the Protection of Struggle and Martyrdom Sites
Justyna Moniuszko 24 Flight attendant
Aleksandra Natalli-Świat 51 Member of the Sejm (PiS)
Janina Natusiewicz-Mirer 70 Social activist
2nd Lt. Piotr Nosek 35 Close protection officer
Piotr Nurowski 64 President of the Polish Olympic Committee
Bronisława Orawiec-Löffler 81 Representative of the Katyn Families
Lt. Col. Jan Osiński 35 Roman Catholic priest, Vice-Chancellor of the Curia of the Military Ordinariate
Col. Adam Pilch 44 Lutheran military chaplain
Katarzyna Piskorska 73 Representative of the Katyn Families
Maciej Płażyński 52 Member of the Sejm, former Marshal of the Sejm (independent)
Maj. Gen. Tadeusz Płoski 54 Roman Catholic Bishop of the Military Ordinariate of the Polish Armed Forces
JWO Agnieszka Pogródka–Węcławek 35 Close protection officer
Maj. Gen. Włodzmierz Potasiński 53 Commander of the Special Forces
Capt. Arkadiusz Protasiuk 35 Pilot
Andrzej Przewoźnik 46 Secretary of the Council for the Protection of Struggle and Martyrdom Sites
Krzysztof Putra 52 Deputy Marshal of the Sejm (PiS)
Ryszard Rumianek 62 Roman Catholic priest, Rector of the Card. Wyszyński University
Arkadiusz Rybicki 57 Member of the Sejm (PO)
Andrzej Sariusz-Skąpski 72 President of the Federation of Katyn Families
Wojciech Seweryn 70 Sculptor, author of the Katyn Monument in Chicago
Sławomir Skrzypek 46 President of the National Bank of Poland
Leszek Solski 75 Representative of the Katyn Families
Władysław Stasiak 44 Head of the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland, former Minister of the Interior and Administration
WO2 Jacek Surówka 36 Close protection officer
Aleksander Szczygło 46 Head of the National Security Bureau
Jerzy Szmajdziński 58 Deputy Marshal of the Sejm, former Defence Minister (SLD)
Jolanta Szymanek-Deresz 55 Member of the Sejm, former Head of the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland (SLD)
Izabela Tomaszewska 54 Head of the Protocolar Unit at the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland
WO2 Marek Uleryk 35 Close protection officer
Anna Walentynowicz 80 Co-founder of the Solidarity trade union
Teresa Walewska-Przyjałkowska 71 Deputy President of the Golgotha of the East Foundation
Zbigniew Wassermann 60 Member of the Sejm, former Minister for Intelligence Coordination (PiS)
Wiesław Woda 63 Member of the Sejm (PSL)
Edward Wojtas 55 Member of the Sejm (PSL)
Paweł Wypych 42 Secretary of State at the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland, former President of the Social Insurance Institution
Stanisław Zając 60 Senator (PiS)
Janusz Zakrzeński 74 Theatrical and film actor, member of the Program Board of the Union of Piłsudskiites
Lt. Artur Ziętek 31 Navigator
Gabriela Zych 81 Representative of the Katyn Families

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Pictures: IPN

 

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