Traces Of Explosives Found On Wreckage Of Jet That Crashed In Russia Two Years Ago, Killing Polish President
95 died along with President Lech Kaczynsk when plane crashed near Smolensk
Investigators say traces may have come from unexploded WWII bombs in the area
PUBLISHED: 09:25 EST, 30 October 2012 | UPDATED: 09:29 EST, 30 October 2012
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Polish investigators have found traces of explosives on the wreckage of a government jet that crashed in Russia two years ago, killing Poland’s president and 95 others, Polish media claimed today.
Poland’s Rzeczpospolita newspaper said prosecutors and explosive experts who examined the remains of the plane in Russia found signs of TNT and nitroglycerin on the wings and in the cabin, including on 30 seats.
Traces of explosives were also found in the area where the Tu-154 crashed during its approach to a small airport near the Russian city of Smolensk on April 10, 2010, the daily reported.
Wreaths: All 96 people on board the flight died when it crashed in April 2010
Poland’s military prosecutor’s office plans to respond to the report later on Tuesday, its spokesman said.
Russian investigators had blamed the Polish crew for trying to land in heavy fog, while their Polish counterparts also said the airport controllers should not have allowed the plane to attempt an approach.
Some rightist groups in Poland, including main opposition party Law and Justice, had rejected the findings and suggested the crash could have been an assassination of President Lech Kaczynski and political and military leaders who flew with him.
Crash site: Wreckage of the Tupolev Tu-154 plane near Smolensk airport in Russia
In their official reports, investigators said they found no proof of the involvement of third parties.
The investigators have not ruled out the possibility that the traces of explosives come from unexploded bombs dating back to World War Two that could have remained in the area where the aircraft came down, the newspaper said.
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The crash has been a source of much controversy since, with prosecutor Mikolaj Przybyl shooting himself in the head over the case.
He had been defending a military investigation into leaks to do with the crash, in which the prosecutor’s office illegally attempted to obtain telephone records of journalists who reported on the crash.
In January he was spekaing to reporters in Poznan when he told them to leave his office for five minutes.
Possibility: The explosive traces may have come from unexploded World War Two bombs that remained in the area
He attempted to kill himself but was saved by a man trying to sort out cables in the room.
Przybl was treated in hospital for facial injuries and said: ‘I could accept the fact that my car had been demolished, that my tyre had been loosened in an attempt to kill me, that my dog had been killed.
‘I also knew a bounty of (zlotys)1million had been put on my head but I couldn’t accept the fact that I had been accused of an illegal action.
‘I wanted to commit suicide. I put the pistol barrel in my mouth but my hand shook because I saw the door handle move.
Odd: The monument attracted criticism for being creepy – pictured are the president and his wife
‘A man who wanted to shift the cables saved me… the bullet hit my cheek and didn’t go through my head.’
In June a strange monument to remember the victims was created in Kalkow, southern Poland.
It is a mock plane which has smiling images of the dead looking out of the windows, including the president and his wife.
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