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  • scanhorse
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    EU urged to intervene in Polish air crash 'cover up'

    A public hearing in parliament was told that 'serious doubts' exist about the result of an investigation into the Polish plane crash in 2010 which killed the country's president.

    Some 96 Poles were killed in the plane crash Smolensk in Russia, including Polish president Lech Kaczynski, two years ago this April.

    The packed hearing on Wednesday was told that the crash "did not have the right to occur".

    A report by the Poland law and justice delegation in parliament which was circulated at the event said, "Government aircrafts of civilised countries, flown by well trained pilots used to difficult conditions do not normally crash. We must know how this one did."

    The hearing, organised by the European Conservatives and Reformists group, was told that "with the second anniversary of the crash approaching it can be safely concluded that both Russian and Polish governmental reports have neglected to investigate the circumstances of the crash."

    http://www.theparliament.com/latest-...rash-cover-up/

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  • BillW
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    Any Air crash is always bad news, but this one certainly succeeded in raising some important questions.
    An interesting thread this one, with equally interesting replies.

    Bill

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  • scanhorse
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    (Reuters) - Poland exhumed Monday the first victim of last year's plane crash in west

    (Reuters) - Poland exhumed Monday the first victim of last year's plane crash in western Russia, which killed the country's president and 95 others, because of concerns that the Russian autopsy may be faulty.
    The Polish state plane carrying President Lech Kaczynski crashed while trying to land in thick fog in the city of Smolensk. Disputes between Warsaw and Moscow over responsibility for the disaster has badly damaged ties between the two.
    "Today in the morning the exhumation has taken place and the body of Zbigniew Wassermann was taken out of the coffin because of doubts over the autopsy prepared by the Russian side," said Zbigniew Rzepa, spokesman for the Polish military prosecutors office, which is conducting an investigation into the crash.


    http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/0...ldNews&rpc=401

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  • scanhorse
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    Hi again
    also in this Forum we have som extra threads on the crasch

    http://forum.flightradar24.com/threa...light=smolensk

    http://forum.flightradar24.com/threa...light=smolensk


    Now all thtreads merged into same thread here
    Last edited by scanhorse; 2011-08-25, 11:31.

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  • scanhorse
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    VIDEO rekon.

    Hi KBP

    The cockpit conversion is reflected and exactly heard in this VIDEO rekonstruction on You tube

    and full reort is here http://www.avherald.com/h?article=429ec5fa/0034&opt=0
    and russia report here http://www.avherald.com/h?article=429ec5fa/0023&opt=0
    and crasch is here http://www.avherald.com/h?article=429ec5fa&opt=0

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucfMbPt8xRw

    Last edited by scanhorse; 2011-08-24, 09:56.

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  • KBP
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    I have the pdf file with the transcription of conversations in the cabin and the tower. it's official, in Russian and Polish. if somebody interested in that, I can put it on the web

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  • scanhorse
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    First charges brought over Smolensk air disaster

    The first charges relating to the the 2010 Smolensk air disaster have been made, with two officers from the 36th Special Air Transport Regiment standing accused of “failing to fulfil duties”.

    The move comes in the wake of the publication of Poland's official report on the disaster, which was released on 29 July, into the cause of the crash in western Russia that killed all 96 on board including President Lech Kaczynski.
    Poland's military took much of the blame for its handling of the doomed flight, and Minister of Defence Bogdan Klich was obliged to resign.
    The 36th Special Air Transport Regiment – which organised the flight - was singled out as especially culpable, and it was disbanded within a week of publication of the report.


    http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/53...k-air-disaster

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  • scanhorse
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    Poland Fires Military Officials Over 2010 Crash

    The prime minister of Poland dismissed more than a dozen top air force officers and Defense Ministry officials on Thursday after an Interior Ministry report on a devastating plane crash said that poor crew training, lax safety regulations and unprofessionalism were to blame.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/05/wo..._r=1&ref=world

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  • scanhorse
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    Poland releases report on presidential plane crash

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) - A Polish report into the 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others says Russian air traffic controllers gave incorrect landing instructions to pilots.
    The report released Friday also said that the airstrip where the plane crashed near Smolensk, Russia, was badly illuminated.

    http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp...26&sec=apworld

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  • scanhorse
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    Polish prosecutor probed for handing Smolensk crash information to U.S.

    Polish Prosecutor Mark Pasionek is being probed over allegations that he handed secret information about a plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski to the United States, Poland's tvn24 news channel said on Friday.

    http://en.rian.ru/world/20110610/164557998.html

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  • scanhorse
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    Poland’s tragedy: one year on

    Hi
    And RIP for the Poland country and people

    The air disaster that killed Poland’s president and many of the country’s leading figures in April 2010 is now a source of national division rather than unity, says Adam Szostkiewicz.

    http://www.opendemocracy.net/adam-sz...dy-one-year-on

    Plaque controversy mars Smolensk anniversary pilgrimage

    UPDATED - Families of victims, and First Lady Anna Komorowska, gathered for the one year ceremonies of the Smolensk plane crash were shocked, Saturday, to find that the Russians have made a last minute change to the wording of the commemorative plaque to the 10 April disaster at the site of the tragedy in western Russia.

    http://www.thenews.pl/international/...ilgrimage.html

    http://forum.flightradar24.com/threa...light=smolensk

    PS; that was a saturday morning like today , but 10/4 is tommorow , I never forgett it

    http://avherald.com/h?search_term=sm...x=0&search.y=0
    Last edited by scanhorse; 2011-04-09, 17:55.

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  • scanhorse
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    Hi
    Full detailed report here at Avherald : 12/1-2011

    http://www.avherald.com/h?article=429ec5fa/0023&opt=0

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  • scanhorse
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    Poland: Russia must take Smolensk crash responsibility, too

    Hi

    The Polish government has indicated that the Russian claim that the air disaster in Smolensk last April was “pilot error” is not the whole story and that Russian air traffic controllers must take some of the blame, too.

    http://www.thenews.pl/international/...lity--too.html

    Ulf Scanhorse

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  • Mike
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    YouTube movie that show simulation of the crash
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucfMbPt8xRw
    At 35:40 you can hear the last screams before the crash.

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  • scanhorse
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    Flight crew pressured to land: crash report, on POL gov. crasch

    Hi

    The crew in an air crash that killed the Polish president were under intense "psychological pressure" to land the plane so as not to anger him, according to a damning Russian report blaming pilot error for the tragedy. Russia's Interstate Aviation Committee quoted the aircraft's navigator as saying "he'll get mad," if the aircraft aborted its attempt to land at Smolensk.

    Read more:
    http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-p...#ixzz1AuXUx5Pz

    begins here ;
    http://forum.flightradar24.com/threa...ghlight=poland


    Ulf Scanhorse RIP


    Last edited by scanhorse; 2011-01-13, 10:54.

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