Maria Kaczynska's Body Still Unidentified

The body of Poland's first lady Maria Kaczynska remains unidentified more than a day after she died in an air crash with President Lech Kaczynski and other state officials, an aide said yesterday.

"It has not been possible to identify the body of Maria Kaczynska. Otherwise, she would have been brought home with her husband," presidential spokesman Tomasz Brzezinski told AFP.

According to The Associated Press, in footage broadcast on Poland's TVN24 Monday, the investigators told Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin the pilot was warned of bad weather over the airport in Smolensk, western Russia, before the plane crashed while approaching the airport on Saturday.

Kaczynski's body returned to Warsaw on Sunday. Forensic experts and families are working to identify other bodies - including the first lady's - and say DNA tests will be necessary in many cases.

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