It is being reported that a plane carrying Polish president Lech Kaczynski has crashed, with 87 people feared dead.
According to Reuters , the crash occurred on approach to Smolensk airport in western Russia. The plane was flying from Warsaw.
A spokeswoman for Russia’s Emergencies Ministry, Irina Andrianova, said 87 people were killed but she had no details on their identity.
The Polish Foreign Ministry said the Polish president and his wife were on the plane.