Aviation Photo #1686477 Tupolev Tu-154M - Poland - Air Force

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Photo taken approx. 39 hours before fatal crash (April 10, 2010) when carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski, wife, several V.I.P.s and some other passengers. The aircraft missed the first approach, then attempted to go around, make a turn and approach again. A wing conacted the trees however, bringing the aircraft down. Plane crashed and caught fire. All passengers and crew members are reported dead, including the President, several Members of Parliament, President of the National Bank.
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    Alan Lebeda
    Poland - Air Force
    Tupolev Tu-154M
    Tupolev Tu-154/155
    Tupolev Tu-154/155
    Tupolev
    90A837
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    Prague - Vaclav Havel (Ruzyne)
    Czech Republic
    April 8, 2010
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Anonymous
8 years ago
It's very sad to know that this plane will soon crash, killing all it's passengers and the president of a whole nation.But still nice shot.
Anonymous
8 years ago
RIP, an immaculate photo, such a pretty looking tupolev
Anonymous
8 years ago
I think this photo illustrates the contrary to the media who were trying to create a picture of an old, tired, worn out jet. It looks beautiful. R.I.P and condolences to Poland.

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