Polish aircraft crashes, no survivors

Polish aircraft crashes, no survivors
# 24 January 2008 08:36 (UTC +04:00)
The aircraft had been travelling from Warsaw and was about to land at Miroslawiec airport when it crashed.
Donald Tusk, the prime minister, said early Thursday morning that the airplane crashed in a forest in the north west of the country the previous evening.
The victims included a brigadier general and four crew members.
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".
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. Al Jazeera
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