Monday, April 12, 2010

Poland Mourns Leaders Killed in Plane Crash

Poland's president, his wife, and some of the country's most prominent military died in a plane crash in over Russia this past weekend. A total of 97 people died that were traveling with the president. The residents in Poland are calling this devastation one of the worst disasters since the Second World War. Polish President, Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria were on their way to Russia's Smolensk region to celebrate the anniversary of hte Katyn Massacre. The plane was said to have went down less that 400 yards from an airport runway.

In response to this article, I think that by the President traveling on an old plane, at least 20 years old, wasn't the smartest idea. The President is to be considered one of the most important people in any country. They should be flying on top notch aircrafts, to avoid situations like this. Even though they say that the crash was due to fog also, if the president was flying on a more advanced aircraft, there would be strong enough foglights to be able to bypass this incident.

1 comment:

  1. I heard about this but never got a chance to read about what happened. Pretty crazy that the whole Polish government is basically dead.