Continued: the Kremlin has responded to accusations of Poland in the crash near Smolensk
The Prosecutor’s office of Poland has put forward accusations of Russian managers and “third person”, who was in the tower, mission control, in the deliberate provoking of a plane crash near Smolensk. It is reported by Polska Agencja Prasowa with reference to the Deputy Prosecutor-General Marek Pashenka.
According to him, Warsaw in the near future will turn to Moscow with the request on legal assistance for questioning of Russian air traffic controllers.
The Tu-154 aircraft of the Polish air force fell near Smolensk on 10 April 2010. The accident killed all 96 people aboard, including President Lech Kaczynski and his wife.
The interstate aviation Committee called the cause of the incident was pilot error, in particular, the crew’s decision not to leave on spare airdrome. The Polish side did its own investigation and laid part of the blame on Russian air traffic controllers.