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Deaths as Polish aircraft crashes

Polish military airplane accident in northwest kills at least 20 people.

    Ziolkowski said that all passengers and
    crew on the aircraft died [EPA]
    Tusk, who had travelled to the airport, said: "Soldiers, husbands, and fathers have died, and that is the most tragic result of this catastrophe."
     
    He said it was a "huge loss for the Polish air force".
     
    'No survivors'
     
    Bogdan Ziolkowski, an airport spokesman, said that no one survived the accident.
     
    At about 7pm (18:00GMT) the flight was approaching the town of Miroslawiec in West Pomerania, where a Polish air force base is located, when it crashed.
     
    The Spanish-built CASA C-295M military transport aircraft clipped trees about 3km from the runway, crashed and caught fire.
     
    Miroslawiec was the fourth of six scheduled stops for the flight.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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