WARSAW, Poland — The coffins holding Poland's
President Lech Kaczynski and his wife were being flown from Warsaw to
Krakow on Sunday morning for burial in a historic cathedral.
The bodies of the
couple, who died in a plane crash on April 10, were driven slowly
through Warsaw past places linked to Kaczynski's life. They include
city hall, where he served as mayor of Warsaw, and a museum that he
championed on the Warsaw Uprising of 1944.
Polish Presidential Palace
spokesman Jacek Sasin said the route was chosen for its symbolism as
Kaczynski departs his native city for the last time.
were then placed on a military transport plane, which taxied slowly on
the runway before taking off to Krakow. It was flying below the volcanic
ash plume paralyzing air travel in Europe.