Polish intelligence knew about the presence of traces of TNT on the wreckage of Polish President Lech Kaczynski, which crashed near Smolensk in 2010, according to local media, citing an article of the newspaper Gazeta Polska, which will be published on Wednesday. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
According to the publication, in the preparation of Kaczynski’s visit to Russia was attended by four members of the Polish intelligence service, one of them also died in the crash. It is alleged that “officially” they were employees of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Poland, and almost immediately after the disaster they were aware that “the wreckage of the Tu-154M traces of explosives”, however, to any consequences, this information was not given.
As the newspaper writes, now the Polish Prosecutor’s office finds out whether the crime was committed in connection with this information, the investigation is conducted secretly.
The plane Tu-154 of Polish President Lech Kaczynski in 2010, crashed during landing at the airport “Smolensk-North”. Onboard there were 96 persons: 88 passengers and eight crew members flying at the mourning events in Katyn. They all died.
The interstate aviation Committee in 2011 issued a final report on the results of technical investigation according to which the immediate cause of the incident is recognized as the crew’s decision not to leave on spare airdrome, and the system reasons — deficiencies in flight operations and crew training.
New Polish Commission which investigates circumstances of the accident near Smolensk, on the 15th of September presented the first results of their work. Experts said that the plane began to disintegrate in the air at 900 metres from the crash site, and registrars went missing last seconds of recordings.
The Commission allegedly failed to obtain access to the full versions of the records, which indicate that in the last seconds of flight the aircraft was rejected by the generator, the engine and the sensors read the height. The Minister of defence of Poland Anthony Macierewicz decided to declassify the documents related to the crash.