Poland to reopen investigation into Smolensk plane crash

Poland may re-launch the inquiry into the 2010 Smolensk air crash in Russia, in which President Lech Kaczynski and 95 other people were killed, after Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz signed a resolution allowing for a new inquiry.

He said that the three previous investigations – two Polish and one Russian, that blamed human error and bad weather were riddled with “mistakes” and “abnormalities”. He said the crash near Smolensk might have been caused by an explosion. He added that the presidential plane had “disintegrated” between meters above the ground before crashing.

He also said that that the previous Polish investigation that declared the crash an accident covered up evidence pointing to “Russian responsibility on the course of events.”

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(Fragments of TU-154 plane at the crash site in Smolensk. Photo: Serge Serebro/Vitebsk Popular News)