Sat Apr 10th, 2010 at 05:22:46 AM EST
From Gazeta Wyborcza (translation contributed by ThatBritGuy in the comments):
No one survived
The first family, vice-marshals of the Sejm, tens of elected representaticves and senators, military leaders, clergy... The left wing of the government Tupolev collided with a tree on final approach, crashed and immediately burst into flames. No one survived the catastrophe.
The airport in Smolensk was a military installation. Until the 15th October it was Airport 103, home of the Walentyna Grizodubowa Air Transport Regiment which had been stationed there since 1946. It lacks the automated landing aids (used at civil airports) and the landing was further complicated by dense fog. Andriej Jewsiejenkow, a spokesman for the regional governor of Smolensk, has just informed us that the control tower at the airport recommended that the president's plane be diverted to Minsk in Bielarus, and that the party should drive to the ceremony. But the president and the pilots decided to land in spite of the bad weather.
On board were President Lech Kaczynski and his wife, Aleksander Szczyglo - Head of the National Security Bureau, Ryszard Kaczorowski - the last president in exile, Jerzy Szmajdzinski - Deputy Marshal of the Sejm [Polish Parliament], Krzysztof Putra - Deputy Marshal of the Senate, Izabela Jaruga Nowacka, Jolanta Szymanek-Deresz - members of parliament, Paul Wypych and Wladyslaw Stasiak - ministers in the office of President, Mariusz Handzlik - Presidential Minister, Andrew Carrier - Secretary of the Protection of Memory of Struggle and Martyrdom, Gregory Dolniak - club vice president PO, - Przemyslaw Gosiewski and Zbigniew Wassermann - PiS MEPs , Sławomir Skrzypek - head of National Bank of Poland and Janusz Kurtyka - head of the IPN (Institute of National History).
The Marshall (Speaker) of the Sejm has been sworn in as interim President and an emergency session of the Council of Ministers has been convened for 13h. A new Presidential Election will be called within two weeks to be held in the following two months, according to the Constitution (also Gazeta Wyborcza via Google Translate