Wednesday, October 25, 2017

There was an explosion on the board of the Polish president's plane

A commission investigating the 2010 Smolensk disaster has said it confirms the defense minister's claims that an explosion appears to have been registered on the Polish presidential plane's flight recorder (and hidden by previous investigators).

The deceased president's party, PiS, has long challenged an official report into the crash issued by the previous Polish government, which cited a catalogue of errors on the Polish side, while also pointing to errors made by Russian staff at the control tower of the Smolensk Military Airport.

A Russian report placed all the blame on the Poles.

If true, the explosion would confirm the theory that the plane was destroyed by a mid-air explosion and that Russian air traffic controllers deliberately misled Polish pilots about their location as they neared the runway.