Locked content Polish army jet crashes near Warsaw. Pilot survives

A Polish air force MiG-29 jet fighter crashed near the town of Kałuszyn, some 60 kilometers East of Warsaw during a training flight. The pilot survived the accident by ejecting himself shortly before the crash. He was taken to hospital for further evaluation but did not suffer any major injuries. Al...

Locked content Lech Kaczyński’s remains to be exhumed

On Wednesday, the National Prosecutor’s Office announced the decision to exhume the bodies of the 2010 Smolensk plane crash, in which all 96 passengers died, including President Lech Kaczyński and his wife. The remains of all the victims, including those of President Lech Kaczyński and First L...

Council of Europe appoints new author of Smolensk crash report

The Council of Europe’s Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights has started work on a report on the 2010 Smolensk plane crash, in which all 96 passengers died, including President Lech Kaczyński and his wife. The Council of Europe may pass a resolution on the issue after the report is prepared....

Court will probe Smoleńsk crash over negligence

The district court for Warsaw has refused to discontinue proceedings over negligence in the preparation of the presidential visit to Smoleńsk in 2010, overruling last year’s prosecutor’s decision to suspend the proceeding.

Locked content LOT claims Ukrainian routes are safe. Offers refunds

Polish state-controlled airline LOT issued a statement that all of its routes over the Ukrainian airspace are safe. All of our Ukrainian destination (Kiev, Lviv and Odessa) are far away from the Eastern Ukraine territory where the armed conflict has been taking place. … long haul flights, such as Be...

Poland sends condolences after Malaysian plane crash

Polish President Bronisław Komorowski sent condolences to Malaysia’s King Abdul Halim after the crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine on Thursday. “The circumstances of the air disaster call for explanation as soon as possible,” he wrote.