Poland dismisses air force officials after plane crash report

August 5th, 2011 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS  

Warsaw, Aug 5 (IANS) Poland has disbanded a special air force regiment responsible for carrying top officials and dismissed 14 high-ranked officials after the probe into the plane crash that killed its former president, Xinhua reported.

The development came after a special report published last week attributed the April 10, 2010 plane crash - that killed then Poland president Lech Kaczynski, his wife and 90 top officials - to poor training and lax discipline of the pilots.

Prime Minister Donald Tusk said the 36th Special Air Transport Regiment, which traditionally transports Poland’s high officials, would be dissolved.

Three generals and 10 other officers responsible for training of pilots were also dismissed, in addition to the country’s deputy defence minister Czeslaw Piatas, he said.

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