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    Polish Prez plane downed by explosion

    A commission investigating the fatal crash of the Polish presidentís plane in 2010 said on Wednesday that the jetís left wing was destroyed as a result of an explosion on board.

    The commission said that the explosion had ďseveral sourcesĒ on the plane, which crashed near the western Russian city of Smolensk on April 10, 2010, killing Polish President Lech Kaczyński and 95 others.

    "These conclusions were adopted by the members [of the commission] and constitute one of the key conclusions of [its] technical report," the commission said in a statement.

    In April, the commission said that the presidential plane was probably destroyed by a mid-air explosion and that Russian air traffic controllers deliberately misled Polish pilots about their location as they neared the runway.

    The commission was set up by Polandís conservative governing Law and Justice (PiS) party, which came to power in 2015.

    The party is headed by Jarosław Kaczyński, whose twin brother, President Lech Kaczyński, died in the crash.
    PiS has long challenged an official report into the disaster 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 Smolensk Military Airport.

    A Russian report placed all the blame on the Poles.

    In mid-December last year, Poland's then-defence minister, Antoni Macierewicz, said that Russia was responsible for the plane crash. He also said that the Polish presidential plane was destroyed by "two explosions."
    Explosion destroyed left wing of Polish president's plane: probe - National

    About the disaster:

    On 10 April 2010, a Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft of the Polish Air Force crashed near the city of Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board. Among the victims were the President of Poland Lech Kaczyński and his wife Maria, the former President of Poland in exile Ryszard Kaczorowski, the chief of the Polish General Staff and other senior Polish military officers, the president of the National Bank of Poland, Polish Government officials, 18 members of the Polish Parliament, senior members of the Polish clergy and relatives of victims of the Katyn massacre. The group was arriving from Warsaw to attend an event commemorating the 70th anniversary of the massacre, which took place not far from Smolensk.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_P...e_Tu-154_crash

    Russia and Poland been trying to pin the blame on each other ever since.

    Reports on it from last year:
    Coffin of Polish president killed in plane crash contains remains of other victims
    NI forensics aid Polish president's plane crash probe - BBC News
    Vladimir Putin was responsible for plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski, says Polish defence minister | The Independent
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    if true.. thats an act of war by Russia against a NATO member.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tedminator View Post
    if true.. thats an act of war by Russia against a NATO member.
    I would take anything the Poles say about Russia with a grain of salt. And vise versa.

    Historic rivals and enemies for centuries, and all that

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    I wouldn't touch Russia with a ten foot Pole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris View Post
    I wouldn't touch Russia with a ten foot Pole.
    lol You really don't want to get into national/ethnic insults dude, coming from France...

    I get the joke. But, still. Lets not go there.

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