19 Polish soldiers killed in air crash

Pod Miros?awcem (woj. zachodniopomorskie, ko?o Poznania) dosz?o do katastrofy samolotu wojskowego CASA – poda?a telewizja TVN24.
Na pok?adzie byli uczestnicy konferencji Bezpiecze?stwo Lotów - by?o ich 10, w tym cztery osoby z za?ogi samolotu.

- Oko?o 19:10 samolot podchodz?cy do l?dowania spad? na teren zalesiony i stan?? w p?omieniach - powiedzia? Pawe? Fr?tczak z pozna?skiej Stra?y Po?arnej. Na miejsce uda?o si? wozy stra?ackie i karetki pogotowia. TVN24 poda?a nieoficjalnie, ?e s? ofiary ?miertelne.

Samolot lecia? z Warszawy przez Krzesiny do Miros?awca.
their casa 295 crashed while in the landing cycle in Poland, very sad, RIP lads :(

The actual aircraft
For those of us who don't read Polish!

From the BBC:

A military transport plane has crashed near the north-western Polish town of Miroslawiec, killing at least seven of the 18 people on board, officials say.

Fire service spokesman Pawel Fratczak told TVN24 the Casa C-295M came down in a wood while attempting to land at a Polish air force base, causing a fire.

The Polish Air Force said the plane had 14 passengers and four crew. Earlier, officials said 10 were on board.

The emergency services are continuing to search for survivors.

Click on link for more.

Sad news, my thoughts are with their families.
Sorry I looked for English sources they didn't come up.
Horridlittleman said:
RIP, but talk about ironic deaths:

TVN24 said the plane was carrying officials who had taken part in an aviation safety conference.
Indeed. Perhaps returning from joint EU/Indonesian air safety conference in Bandung.

Very sorry to hear this. Poland (said to be one of the most 'atlanticist' countries in Europe, even after the changes in government, and set to take on a greater role in Afghanistan) is among the countries where BAFF has had the most contact with our counterparts during the past year.
A terrible loss.All 18 persons on board were killed.

These included the commanders of 8 and 40 elt,Sukhoi SU-22 squadrons and several Polish Air Force pilots.

The crashed aeroplane was only around 6 months old.Ironic when you consider the much older Russian built Antonov AN-26 and Yakolev YAK-40 transports the Polish Air Force have flown for many years.

This is the first crash of a Casa 295.One of 10 operated by Poland,with further examples on order.

RIP to all killed.A very sad loss.
Thanks to a post on PPrune,the crashed aeroplane entered service on 1 August 2007 and had a total of 393 flying hours at the time of the crash.

The remaining 9 Casa 295M have been grounded.

A total of 20 persons on board,4 crew and 16 passengers.

Operated by the 13 Eskandra lotnictwa Transportlowego(13.eltr),based at Krakow-Balice.

A very sad loss.RIP to all.
Names of the victims:

From 1st Tactical Air Force Brigade in Swidwin:
general (OF-06) Andrzej Andrzejewski
colonel (OF-04) Zdzislaw Cieslik
major (OF-03) Robert Maj
major (OF-03) Miroslaw Wilczynski

From 12th Air Base in Miroslawiec:
colonel (OF-05) Jerzy Pilat
colonel (OF-04) Dariusz Pawlak

From 8th Tactical Squadron in Miroslawiec :
major (OF-03) Grzegorz Julga
captain (OF-02) Pawel Zdunek
captain (OF-02) Karol Szmigiel

From 21st Air Base in Swidwin:
colonel (OF-05) Dariusz Maciag
major (OF-03) Piotr Firlingier

From 22nd Air Base in Malbork:
colonel (OF-04) Zbigniew Ksiazek

From 40. Tactical Squadron in Swidwin:
colonel (OF-04) Wojciech Maniewski
captain (OF-02) Leszek Ziemski
captain (OF-02) Grzegorz Stepaniuk

major (OF-03) Krzysztof Smólka from Air Force Command

CASA C-295M 019 crew:
major (OF-03) Jaroslaw Haladus
lieutenant (OF-01) Robert Kuzma
lieutenant (OF-01) Michal Smyczynski
sergeant (OR-06) Janusz Adamczyk

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