WARSAW — Looters stole rings and other valuables from among the remains of the 183 people killed in the crash of a Polish jetliner near Warsaw on Saturday, a state-owned newspaper said Monday.
The report came as a government commission continued its investigation into why the Soviet-built Ilyushin 62M from the Polish state airline LOT crashed into a forest after taking off from Warsaw on a flight to New York.
LOT announced Monday that it will pay all funeral expenses and $75,000 for each victim to the survivors of the 172 passengers and 11 crew members killed in the crash. The airline has also offered free New York-Warsaw round trips to immediate family members living in the United States.
Twenty-four of the victims were U.S. citizens, the State Department announced Monday. About 14 others were Polish residents who lived in the United States.