CNN.com: Polish President Lech Kaczynski Killed In Plane Crash

September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 10, 2010 at 10:43 AM EDT

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CNN.com: Polish President Lech Kaczynski Killed In Plane Crash

September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 10, 2010 at 10:43 AM EDT

CNN -- Polish President Lech Kaczynski was killed early Saturday along with his wife, several top military officials, and the head of the national bank when their plane crashed at a western Russian airport, officials said.

"There are no survivors," said Sergey Antufyev, the governor of Smolensk, where the plane was trying to land when it crashed.

A spokesman for Poland's Foreign Ministry, Piotr Paszkowski, said earlier that it was probable that everyone on board was killed.

Information varied on how many people were on board the plane. The Polish Foreign Ministry and Defense Ministry said 89 people died in the crash. The Russian Investigation Committee said there were 132 people on the plane.

Parliament Speaker Bronislaw Komorowski took over as acting president and declared it "a time for national mourning."

Statement from Governor David A. Paterson on the Death of Poland's President:

ALBANY, NY (04/10/2010) "I was saddened to learn today of the deaths of Poland's President, Lech Kaczynski, his wife Maria, and dozens of high-ranking Polish officials in a tragic plane crash in Russia. I extend my deepest sympathies to the people of Poland, and to the nearly one million Polish-Americans living in New York. I ask that New Yorkers join me in keeping the Polish people in our thoughts and prayers as they endure this difficult time in their nation's history."

Eyewitness News will gather reaction from Western New York's Polish community on the tragic death of the Polish President. ABC NEWS, and CNN will offer complete coverage of a nation in mourning, and what caused the plane to crash in Russia.