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Pilotís prayer recorded on Smolensk crash black box
Voice of Russia ^ | Apr 20, 2010

Posted on 04/24/2010 3:22:05 PM PDT by lizol

Pilot’s prayer recorded on Smolensk crash black box

Apr 20, 2010 13:02 Moscow Time

The flight recorders of the Polish President’s plane registered the prayer of the pilot before the Tu-154 crashed near Smolensk on April 10th killing 96 people on board. The Prosecutor General of Poland pledged to release all recordings of the pilots’ conversations. Two of the three black boxes from the presidential plane have already been deciphered and voice recordings of the third one are marred by noise and the information needs to be restored. Meanwhile, Polish experts are expected to arrive in Moscow to help identify the voices of the crew members. The content of the black boxes is to be made public on April 22nd.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: faith; pilot; planecrash; poland; prayer; russia; smolenskcrash

1 posted on 04/24/2010 3:22:05 PM PDT by lizol
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To: lizol
"The content of the black boxes is to be made public on April 22nd."

Once any incriminating evidence is redacted.
2 posted on 04/24/2010 3:24:47 PM PDT by JoSixChip (You think your having a bad day?.....Just remember, somewhere out there is a Mr. Pelosi!)
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To: JoSixChip

there was a thread here a few days ago which alleged to show 3 guys going through and shooting survivors. video quality was sketchy but it certainly sounded like shots.


3 posted on 04/24/2010 3:27:34 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

“there was a thread here a few days ago which alleged to show 3 guys going through and shooting survivors. video quality was sketchy but it certainly sounded like shots.”

If the video is true, this doesn’t surprise me but ^*)(&%&^%^%&! Putin and his cohorts!


4 posted on 04/24/2010 3:35:19 PM PDT by proudofthesouth (We need a group of men with the intelligence, courage, & integrity that our Founding Fathers had.)
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To: driftdiver; proudofthesouth

According to a polish or russian (can’t tell which), the guy shooting the video was killed a couple of days ago.


5 posted on 04/24/2010 3:50:27 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: proudofthesouth

Don’t know, I just flew light aircraft for fun, as it turned out. But I still had my run ins with fog and so forth...

I do know that the last thing I’d be doing when something went wrong would be to pray, since if I’ve still got the controls I still have a chance.

And I’d be taking any small portion I could lay my paws on, and would be much more likely to die swearing than praying.

No doubt there’s a different Russian interpretation.


6 posted on 04/24/2010 3:59:00 PM PDT by benewton (Life sucks, then you die)
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To: autumnraine

Yep I’ve heard that doesn’t surprise me at all. He was pretty brave to keep recording after the shots started.


7 posted on 04/24/2010 4:16:31 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: lizol

Are we thinking “Allahu Akbar?”


8 posted on 04/24/2010 4:17:41 PM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!)
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To: benewton; All

Here is the thread with the video of the shooting

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2497157/posts?page=1

Video is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxIFh3NkEvM


9 posted on 04/24/2010 4:23:07 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

I watched that video and there was nothing there. Fodder for fools


10 posted on 04/24/2010 4:23:25 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk

“I watched that video and there was nothing there. Fodder for fools”

Yeah, its not like Russian ever did anything like that before.


11 posted on 04/24/2010 4:26:27 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: plain talk

U need to change your handle to Just Plain Naive....


12 posted on 04/24/2010 4:29:26 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: driftdiver

Looks to be landing gear sticking up in the air - if so, it’s not from a 154.


13 posted on 04/24/2010 4:33:56 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: driftdiver

All Russians are not stalinist thugs. If individual Russians for whatever reason wanted to murder the Polish people on the plane there are far easier and less conspicuous ways to do it. There is no evidence or believable rationale to support that anything happened here other than an unfortunate airplane accident.


14 posted on 04/24/2010 4:35:42 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk

‘All Russians are not stalinist thugs.”

True, Putin sure is though.


15 posted on 04/24/2010 4:50:10 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: benewton

I do know that the last thing I’d be doing when something went wrong would be to pray, since if I’ve still got the controls I still have a chance.

^^
I suspect you need to revisit the definition of prayer.


16 posted on 04/24/2010 4:52:43 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: lizol

Let me guess, on the third one all you can hear is “AAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!!!!”

I hate that pilot error is going to be the cause, for political expediency if not the many lives of the Polish people.


17 posted on 04/24/2010 4:58:04 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: PAR35

What 154s don’t have landing gear?

The scene looks similiar to pictures I remember seeing in the news. Looking for examples to compare.


18 posted on 04/24/2010 5:08:58 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: benewton

So true. Say your prayers before you take off so you’ve got that base covered. lol I’m just frustrated by the fact that they were advised to land at a different airport and chose not to for whatever reasons. If you have to pray through your landing when you had a better choice available, I don’t know what to say. Just tragic. I feel so terrible for the people of Poland.


19 posted on 04/24/2010 5:29:04 PM PDT by TNdandelion
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To: lizol

Other than the idolization of Obama, this story has had the worst reporting I have ever seen. All sorts of unsourced rumors! Uninformed so-called “experts,” etc. This story has disintegrated into pure journalistic stupidity.


20 posted on 04/24/2010 5:31:17 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Prezdet Obama is what you get when you let the O.J. jury select a president !)
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To: driftdiver

I checked again - I was incorrect. They do have 3 and 3 instead of 2 and 2 on the main gear.


21 posted on 04/24/2010 5:51:55 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: PAR35

Here is the video with the sound like gunshots (wheels visible starting at 0:09, yelling starts a 0:44, shot sounds start at 0:57)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frgKTW3jm_Y&feature=player_embedded

Here is a video of the Polish plane crash (wheels visible at 0:12)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QE9EPZdw5s

The wheels are distinctive, and they match, so the first video is indeed the Polish plane crash. The yelling and the shot sounds seem to go together, but it could be warning shots fired at looters/trespassers.


22 posted on 04/24/2010 6:13:01 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

That video is weird. Someone in the comments below was translating it. Something doesn’t seem all right. I believe the video as genuine, but what about the authorities in the photo? The shots, the possible things they said?


23 posted on 04/24/2010 6:23:52 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: lizol

There is a “deshaked” version of the video, available in 720p resolution here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeFPHDxOXYo&feature=watch_response


24 posted on 04/24/2010 6:24:08 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: PAR35

So the landing gear in that video is consistent with a Tu-154. The crash area looks roughly similar and the video does appear foggy.


25 posted on 04/24/2010 6:28:31 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

I thought the shots could also be ammo from body guards on the plane cooking off. But the few rounds I’ve heard cook off did not sound like a gunshot.


26 posted on 04/24/2010 6:32:21 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Bump.


27 posted on 04/24/2010 7:25:33 PM PDT by mcshot (Flip da house and repel the RINOs.)
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