Polish President's Plane Crashes

From Radio America

Russian officials say Polish President Lech Kaczynski has died in a plane crash in western Russia.

Officials say all 96 people on the plane were killed in the crash Saturday (0700 UTC). Earlier reports said 132 people were on the aircraft.

Polish officials confirmed the president and his wife Maria were on board. Passengers also included Poland's army chief, Franciszek Gagor, Deputy Foreign Minister Andrzej Kremer, Central Bank Governor Slawomir Skrzypek, and scores of Polish legislators along with other officials.

The delegation was heading to Russia to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the World War Two-era killing of 22,000 Polish officers by Soviet security forces at the town of Katyn near Smolensk.

The GCP event was set for 6 hours beginning an hour before the crash, 06:00 to 12:00 UTC. The result is Chisquare 21725.709 on 21600 df for p = 0.272 and Z = 0.607.

President's Plane Crashes

It is important to keep in mind that we have only a tiny statistical effect, so that it is always hard to distinguish signal from noise. This means that every "success" might be largely driven by chance, and every "null" might include a real signal overwhelmed by noise. In the long run, a real effect can be identified only by patiently accumulating replications of similar analyses.

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