Poland denies report of Smolensk aircraft explosives findings, but political fire strong

Polish authorities moved quickly to play down reports of TNT and nitroglycerin in the wreckage of the presidential aircraft that went down in April 2010 as “absolutely unwarranted conclusions” on fractional and preliminary evidence, but not before the report drew hot commentary from across the political spectrum.

“No such substances have been confirmed,” the chief of the military prosecutor’s office in Warsaw, col. Ireniusz Szelag, told a news conference on Tuesday.

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(Photo, of Smolensk air crash memorial: Happa)