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Two Polish Officers Charged In Presidential Air Disaster

Military prosecutors in Poland have charged two officers with negligence in connection with the plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski last year.

A spokesman for the prosecutor said the officers -- whose names were not released -- were charged with neglecting their duties and could face up to three years in prison if found guilty.

The men worked for a military aviation unit responsible for organizing flights for Polish officials.

Both have pleaded not guilty.

Kaczynski, his wife and all 94 other Poles on the aircraft -- including the central bank governor and most of the country's top military officers -- were killed on April 10, 2010, when Kaczynski's presidential jet crashed near Smolensk in western Russia.

compiled from agency reports