The Polish Commission which investigates circumstances of the crash of Tu-154 of the President of the country Lech Kaczynski came to the conclusion that before the fall the body of the aircraft the explosion occurred. The findings were published in the newspaper Dziennik.
“As a result of the experiments, we can say that the most likely cause of the explosion was a thermobaric charge, which provoked a strong shock wave,” according to Polish experts (quoted by Reuters).
According to the results of the investigation, the spread of fragments is characteristic for the accidents that occur because of the collision of the liner with the ground and because of the explosion in the air.
Why Poland a new investigation of the Smolensk plane crash
The presidential plane Tu-154 crashed while landing at the airport Smolensk-North April 10, 2010. On Board were 96 people, including Poland’s former President Lech Kaczynski and his wife, representatives of the higher military command of Poland, Sejm deputies, members of the government and public and religious figures.
Within seven years after the crash the Minister of defense of Poland, Anthony Macierewicz stated that the presidential jet exploded in the air, and are not destroyed in the collision with the ground. Tragedy he called “act of terrorism”.
The national Committee for investigation of aviation incidents in 2011, by contrast, provided a report, which said that the explosion on Board the plane. According to the Committee, the accident occurred due to the descent of the Tu-154 below the permitted minimum height, with the result that he crashed into a tree and fell.
In early April this year, the national Prosecutor’s office of Poland accused the Russian dispatchers, and an unknown third party that they supposedly deliberately provoked the crash.
Version of the Interstate aviation Committee (IAC), the cause of the accident was the crew’s decision not to leave on spare airdrome, and the training of pilots and deficiencies in flight.