Contents tagged with Smolensk air crash

  • Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Poland will not stop trying to reclaim the fragments of Lech Kaczynski’s plane

    After Poland becomes a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, the return of Tu-154M wreckage will be brought to a higher diplomatic level, said Polish Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Jan Dziedziczak, Radio Poland reports.

    According to him, the ministry does not intend to stop trying to get back the wreckage of the Polish Tu-154M Presidential Plane that crashed near Smolensk in 2010. He stressed that this issue was raised more than a dozen times during the talks at the ministerial …

  • Media: Russia requested to remove important data from the report on the Kaczynski’s plane crash

    Data regarding a sharp heat increase on board Lech Kaczynski’s plane was withdrawn from the Polish commission report at the request of the Russian Federation, as reported by Gazeta Polska.

    According to Gazeta Polska, this record may indicate an explosion on board the government TU-154 before the plane hit the ground.

    "A sudden jump in temperature is difficult to explain rationally by any other reason than an explosion, especially when it started a series of breakdowns recorded on the on-board …

  • Poland says it has discovered a recording of an explosion aboard crashed Kaczynski’s plane

    On Saturday, during a meeting with the representatives of Polish media, Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said that the commission to investigate the Tu-154 crash that killed the country's President, Lech Kaczynski, found a recording of the explosion on one of the recorders.

    During the meeting, the Defense Minister was asked about the progress of the investigation of the plane crash near Smolensk on April 10, 2010.

    "We’ve identified the moment of explosion in a flight recording. It …

  • Poland finds new evidence of Polish officials' guilt in crash of Kaczynski's Tu-154

    In recent weeks, new evidence has been revealed regarding omissions by Polish officials during preparations for President Lech Kaczynski's Smolensk visit. The evidence has been added to the investigation of what is being called ‘diplomatic treason’ that occurred during the preparation for the visit.

    The head of the Polish National Prosecutor’s Office, Polish Deputy Attorney General National Prosecutor of Bogdan Święczkowski, stated this, reports Ukrinform.

    "The last weeks and months have …

  • Poland demands access to site of Smolensk air crash from Russia

    Polish Undersecretary of State Bartosz Cichocki handed a note of protest to the Russian Ambassador to Poland, Sergey Andreev, over impediments to accessing to the site of the Smolensk air crash, as outlined in a statement of the Polish Foreign Ministry.

    "During today's meeting, MFA Undersecretary of State Bartosz Cichocki handed a diplomatic note to the Russian Federation's Ambassador, Sergey Andreev, and expressed Poland’s serious concern regarding impediments to accessing the site where the …

  • Russia denies explosion mark findings on President Kaczynski's plane

    The Polish state sub-commission conducting investigation into  the crash of President Lech Kaczyński’s Tu-154M plane said that the wing wreckage shows signs of an explosion which are not related to the collision with the birch, but the Investigative Committee of Russia (ICR) dismissed this claim as “baseless”, Interfax reports.

    “It is absolutely incomprehensible what these subsequent findings of the Polish experts are based on. When ballistic and explosive experts’ examinations were done …

  • Polish commission: Left wing of crashed President Kaczynski's plane shows traces of explosion

    A Polish commission, which is engaged in a second investigation of the Smolensk disaster, said that there are traces of an explosion on the left wing of the aircraft.

    This was stated by the press secretary of the commission, Marta Palenek, as reported by Polish news agency RMF24.

    “At the last plenary meeting of the commission on July 25, an agreement was reached on the main reasons for the destruction of the left wing of the Tu-154M,” she said.

    According to the commission, “the destruction …

  • Exhumation of victims of Smolensk crash revealed 8 bodies in the coffin of Polish Admiral

    Body bags, a bucket, and a yellow polyethylene packet with the remains of eight other people were discovered in the coffin with the remains of Admiral Andrzej Karweta, the Polish naval commander-in-chief who died on April 2010 in the Tu-145 plane crash near Smolensk, Polskie Radio reported.

    According to the report, the shocking details related to the exhumation of Polish Admiral Karweta’s remains were announced at a press conference on August 8 by his widow Mariola Karweta. The exhumation was …

  • Polish prosecutors question President of the European Council in connection with Smolensk air disaster

    Polish investigators questioned the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, regarding the investigation into the plane crash near Smolensk in 2010, Deutsche Welle reports.

    The questioning was held on Thursday, August 3rd. Tusk, who was the Prime Minister of Poland during the Smolensk disaster, has been accused of violating the autopsy process of those that the crash victims.

    Prior to the questioning, Tusk stated that he had "no doubt" about reasons behind him being summoned to the …

  • Media: remains of other people found during exhumation of the coffins of Polish President Lech Kaczynski and stewardess

    During the exhumation of the coffin of the youngest victim of the Smolensk plane crash, 23-year-old Natalia Januszko, forensic experts found parts of the bodies of five other people, as repored by Polish tabloid Super Express.

    "During the exhumation of the coffin of stewardess Natalia Januszko, fragments of bodies of five other people were found," noted the newspaper.

    The investigator in the case said that, specifically, the limbs, fragments of the palm and internal organs of other people …