Aleksandr LESHCHENKO, “FACTS”
The cause of the crash of Polish President Lech Kaczynski in Smolensk region in 2010 were two explosions, and the tragedy was the result of deliberate actions related to including repair Board.
This was in the Polish Sejm reported to the Commission for re-investigation of the accident, the TV channel Polsat News.
Friday, 31 July, the Polish experts has published an interim report within a few years of work, in which he stated that the cause of the disaster was the explosion sounded inside the plane.
According to Commission members, on Board the Tu-154 there were two explosions: one — in a distant part of the left wing, the second — near the fuselage. This, in particular, by the condition of the bodies and the structural elements of the fallen aircraft.
The report says that the wreckage of the crashed Tu-154 found traces of three types of explosives, TNT, RDX, and PETN.
Members of the Commission believe that the plane could not get “such damages” only because of the collision with the ground. “This contradicts the whole very extensive evidential material and results of a very large number of experiments and analyses”, the report says.
Poland stated that TNT, which allegedly caused the explosion of the plane Tu-154 in 2010, which led to the death of Polish President Lech Kaczynski, was laid down during the repair of aircraft in Russia.
It is argued that Polish and British laboratories, where conducted research in connection with the crash of the presidential plane confirmed the presence of traces of explosives. They allegedly found there particles of TNT, PETN and RDX (cyclonite).
In addition, it is emphasized that traces of explosives were found in the samples taken “from the parts of the aircraft, which Russian military equipment has been changed during repair of the aircraft Tu-154 No. 101 (Kaczynski) and the Tu-154 No. 102 (one belonging to Poland, the plane) in 2009”.
“In this case, the lab in Oregon (USA) revealed the presence of TNT. It should be noted that this was the part that no one whirled in addition to repairmen, and traces of TNT were found inside it”, — said the Commission.
Also in the Seimas accused the Russian investigators in an attempt to hide evidence of the explosion on Board the aircraft during the crash investigation.
As the Agency Polska Agencja Prasowa, head of the Commission for the investigation of the crash, the former Minister of defence, Anthony Macierewicz presented to Parliament the film with preliminary findings of the investigation. Thus, according to Makarevich, the film is an Annex to the report, which has not yet been officially adopted. According to him, the Commission will formally present the report during the next quarter. As you know, Macierewicz previously called the plane crash a terrorist attack. In April 2018, the Commission under his leadership has published a report about the plane crash in which he refuted the arguments that the plane crashed not because of an error of the crew. As the cause of the incident was called the explosions on Board.
Recall that the Tu-154 plane, on which Polish President Lech Kaczynski and dozens of officials and representatives of the higher military command of the country was flying to Smolensk that crashed in April 2010 while landing. On Board were 96 people, all of them died. Poland has repeatedly called on Russia to return the wreckage. So, on another anniversary — 10 April — Polish diplomats have handed the Russian Embassy a note with a similar appeal.
Earlier, the “FACTS” wrote that the former head of the office of the former Prime Minister of Poland Donald Tusk Tomasz Arab sentenced to ten months imprisonment, suspended for two years for negligence that led to the crash of the presidential plane over Smolensk. According to the Warsaw district court, it allowed the organization of a flight with the President on Board on the route “Warsaw — Smolensk”, although the airport “Smolensk-North” in the light of international law was not the airport, i.e. it could not accept aircraft such status.