Polish leader, 96 others dead in Russia jet crash

Staff of the Presidential Palace, background, hold a prayer in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, April 10, 2010, as news broke out about Polish President's Lech Kaczynski death. Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife died Saturday along with 130 others when their plane crashed while coming in for a landing in western Russia. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

April 10, 2010 3:48:58 PM PDT
An aging Russian airliner carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski and members of his country's military, political and church elites crashed in thick fog Saturday as it took them to a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the slaughter of thousands of Polish military officers by Soviet secret police.