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Polish President Dies in Plane Crash

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Vlad Bejan

on 22 April 2010

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Transcript of Polish President Dies in Plane Crash

Polish President Dies in Plane Crash What Happened Questions Conclusion Why is it newsworthy? Polish president along with 80 other important political people were on their way to a WW2 memorial Plane crashed in a forest while attempting to land at Smolensk airport in foggy conditions None of the 88 people on
board survived
the horrific plane crash In Depth and Controversy 97 people were killed in
the crash in total The pilots ignored recommendations to
land at another airport The pilots tried landing at the
foggy airport 4 times before crashing! President was flying in a Tupolev 154 (type of plane) which is more than 20 years old. The same plane had had a close call
of crashing in late 2008, but it
still wasn't upgraded. Map, Pictures, Etc. This article is newsworthy because
the Polish president was loved
by all the people in Poland. Shows how vulnerable anyone is
no matter what their stature. Demonstrates the needs and protection
of our political leaders Loss of Polish president was
obviously a tragedy, no matter who
was to blame. Political leaders and people
of much importance should be more
careful and protected Brings people around the world together
and makes us realize how much we need
eachother. What steps could the president have
taken to make sure he arrived safely? Does it matter what type of plane they
were flying in and how old it was? Explain
your reasoning. Are our political leaders today given the amount of protection they truly need? Give examples. What could airports and air traffic personnel do to prevent another disaster like this from happening in the future?
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