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  • White House snubs Polish appeal

    12/12/2012 11:09:38 AM PST · by Renfield · 7 replies
    The White House snubs the appeal of the Polish Nation to support the establishment of an international investigation of the Smolensk 2010 air crash. The White House released its official department of state response describing its position on a petition filed with https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/ asking to support the Polish Nation appeal for an international investigation of the Smolensk 2010 air crash. The statement (along with the original petition) can be found here and reads as following: The White House has received your petition requesting support for an international investigation of the Polish Air Force Tu‑154 crash that occurred near Smolensk, Russia,...
  • Barack Obama has insulted 38 million Poles with his crass and ignorant 'Polish death camp' remark

    05/30/2012 4:18:46 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 33 replies
    Telegraph ^ | Nile Gardiner
    President Obama has a long track record of insulting the Poles. In 2010 he chose to play golf on the day of the funeral of the Polish President Lech Kaczynski, the Polish First Lady, and 94 senior officials who perished in the Smolensk air disaster. Eight months earlier he humiliated Warsaw by pulling out of the agreement over Third Site missile defence installations in Poland and the Czech Republic. And last night Barack Obama caused huge offence in Poland by referring to a Nazi death camp in Poland as “a Polish death camp” while awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom...
  • Were Americans duped on Polish goverment plane crash by mainstream media?

    05/04/2012 10:30:42 AM PDT · by se99tp · 20 replies
    Christian Concepts Daily ^ | April 30, 2012 | J.R.Nyquist
    On 10 April 2010 a Polish Air Force Tupolev Tu-154M crashed near the Russian city of Smoleńsk. All 96 people aboard the plane were killed, including President Lech Kaczyński and his wife. American media coverage of the crash is best represented by The New York Times, which offered the following description of what happened: “President Kaczyński’s plane tried to land in a thick fog, missing the runway and snagging treetops about half a mile from the airport in Smoleńsk….” This version of events has been repeated throughout the English-speaking media, and is consistent with official Russian claims. What other claims...
  • Crew Of Doomed Polish Plane Were Unfit For Job (Presidential plane crash report)

    07/29/2011 7:40:24 AM PDT · by saganite · 19 replies
    airwise.com ^ | July 29, 2011 | staff
    The crew of the plane carrying Poland's president that crashed in Russia last year killing all 96 on board were poorly trained and ignored crucial safety regulations, a long-awaited Polish government report into the disaster said on Friday. The 328-page report, which may complicate Prime Minister Donald Tusk's bid for re-election in October, chronicles a long litany of errors and neglect by both the crew and Russian ground staff leading to the crash, which shook Poland to the core. "There were serious shortcomings in the organization of the unit (of the air force responsible for handling VIP flights)," a member...
  • Pilot error cause of Smolensk crash, say Russian investigators (FULL REPORT)

    01/12/2011 9:54:25 AM PST · by lizol · 9 replies
    thenews.pl ^ | 12.01.2011
    Pilot error cause of Smolensk crash, say Russian investigators 12.01.2011 10:55 Tatyana Anodina, head of the Russian investigative team into the Smolensk air disaster (Interstate Aviation Committee - MAK) has blamed pilot error in the resubmission of the report into the death of President Kaczynski and 95 others in Smolensk last April. The main conclusions to the revised, 210 page report – after Prime Minister Donald Tusk asked for clarifications and corrections to the original document handed over to Poland last October – are that: * the crew failed to take the decision to land at another airport, as suggested...
  • Smolensk: Radar at the airport was broken! Inspectors handed pilots incorrect data?

    08/03/2010 4:48:22 AM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 31 replies · 13+ views
    se.pl ^ | August 3rd, 2010 | none
    Everything seems to indicate that there has been a breakthrough in the investigation ws. Russian Tupolev Presidential disaster. During a test flight over the military airport in Smolensk, the Russians agreed that the radar showed the incorrect data. Our eastern neighbors did not want the Poles to give the report of the study. Could it be approached with great strides Smolensk final determination of the causes of tragedy? If the Russian investigators all documents passed to the Poles for what they ask, perhaps national prosecutors would be able to unravel the mystery of the disaster. The investigation is in place,...
  • Putin Lied While a Polish President Died

    07/23/2010 11:45:56 PM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 5 replies
    It's a Kwazy Life ^ | July 19th, 2010 | Tom Lamb
    I have always wondered about President Bush when he made the comments about Vladimir Putin and looking into the soul of the man. "I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straight forward and trustworthy and we had a very good dialogue. "I was able to get a sense of his soul. President Bush like many of us want to believe the best in people, hence his comments towards then president Putin. However, as the years past things changed. Bush had the opportunity to get a second look at Putin's soul: Mr. Putin has proved...
  • Translated: Inspectors from Smolensk had no powers! (ATC Not Properly Certified)

    07/12/2010 3:53:03 AM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 2 replies
    Fakt.pl ^ | July, 12, 2010 | Magdalena Rubaj
    This team is beyond any standards - says the fact Mr George Polack (49 l.), a member of the parliamentary subcommittee on aviation flight explaining the reasons for the tragic Polish Tupolev from the presidential delegation. The plane was introduced by the controllers do not have adequate power certified by international certificates. They, renewed from time to time, guarantee an adequate level of training. In Poland, it would be unthinkable! – Does not hide exasperation Mr Polack. But that's not all. How we managed to fix, Russian investigators and Victor Paul Pliusnin Ryzenko prosecutors testified a few days after the...
  • 'Artificial fog’ may have brought down (Polish) president’s plane

    07/08/2010 10:52:42 PM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 79 replies
    The Telegraph, U.K. ^ | July 8th, 2010 | Matthew Day
    The aircraft crashed earlier this year as it tried to land at Smolensk airport in severe fog. The fog, which had thickened rapidly just before the arrival of the plane, had reduce visibility to little more than 650ft (200m), well short of the recommended minimum of 3,280ft (1,000m) Poland reportedly wants access to US satellite photography that might cast new light on the weather conditions at the time of the crash, according to Gazeta Prawna, a Polish newspaper. Prosecutors want help from American experts as to whether “there is a scientific and technical capacity to generate artificial fog”, the paper...
  • Translated: "We got permission at 50 meters. Tupolev Tu-154 and Il also"(Smolensk ATC)

    07/06/2010 2:23:21 AM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 26 replies · 1+ views
    TVN24.pl ^ | July, 6th 2010 | LOS//Mat//k
    And you have heard of a communication tower shortly after the third turn of the TU-154: "The Polish 101, and 100 meters to be ready to leave for the second circle"? Yes, but I heard "50." So I told my colleagues just after the crash and remains as a fortress. I also remember that Il also received from the controller command "50 meters and be ready to leave." During the first and second approach.
  • Translated: U.S. congressman wants an investigation ws. Smolensk

    07/04/2010 11:27:44 PM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 14 replies
    Fakt.pl ^ | July, 5th 2010 | newsweek.pl
    American politicians intercede for Polish. Congressman Peter T. King of New York by the U.S. Congress a draft resolution to set up an international independent commission to investigate the Smolensk disaster. Rep. Peter T. King (66 l.), who reported the draft resolution on June 30, mentions in his victim's disaster presidential plane, and recalls that President Lech Kaczynski, he went to the ceremony of homage to 22 thousand Polish officers murdered at Katyn by the graces of the Soviet political police. It recalls the facts then existing, including to, że: that: – Polish experts on security and aviation representatives of...
  • Translated: Russians falsified transcripts?

    07/01/2010 11:31:04 PM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 12 replies
    Fakt.pl ^ | June 30th, 2010 | OO, Newspaper Poland
    What-40 pilot heard the commands issued by the Presidential tupolewowi tower in Smolensk. Apparently, investigators knew that the Tu-154 was a false path. But to what he had heard no Polish pilot in stenogramach. As reported by Gazeta Poland "everything indicates that the transcripts , which months ago provided us with the Russians to be counterfeit. Newspaper came to testify What-40 pilot who landed in Smolensk hour before the presidential Tupolev April 10. Apparently Peter had heard the command Wosztyl Tu-154 issued by the control tower. Journalists write that Peter Wosztyl testified that the controller told the Russian Tu-154 pilots,...
  • Recording from the black boxes shorter by 16 s. (Copy of CVR Missing 16s Compared to Transcripts)

    06/15/2010 7:39:12 PM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 9 replies · 541+ views
    Fakt.pl ^ | June 15th, 2010 | MG,RMF
    RMF FM investigative reporters found that the first recording, recording conversations with Presidential Tupolev missing 16 seconds. According to the reporters it was the missing piece that went to Moscow in the middle of last week, the head of Ministry of Internal Affairs George Miller. 16 seconds is the difference between record of the transcripts , and recording that the CD got the Polish analysts from the Institute of Forensic Research in Kraków. - Leaked transcripts were full. This CD was missing 16 seconds, which were recorded in stenogramie - confirmed in an interview with reporter RMF FM spokesman for...
  • At the Crash Site In Smolensk, Who Did the Russians Shoot at?

    06/10/2010 2:40:40 AM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 1 replies · 50+ views
    It's a Kwazy Life ^ | June 10, 2010 | Tom Lamb
    With all of the focus that has been placed on the crash of the Polish president's plane, the international press has not focused much on the fact that the Polish press had landed at Smolensk. And given the Polish press in the Yak-40 had landed, you would have thought that the press would have been waiting for the president's plane to land. And when the president's plane crashed, you would think that the press would have rushed to the scene of the tragic crash. Well some in the Polish press are now starting to come forward with first-hand accounts of...
  • Translated: Russian investigators on the weather forecast, "Indian"! (Weather for Smolensk)

    06/07/2010 9:55:12 PM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 4 replies · 23+ views
    Fakt.pl ^ | June 8th, 2010 | Magdalena Rubaj
    The new sensational details of the Smolensk disaster: military airport, where he had landed the plane with the president, does not have its own weather station. Control Tower uses data from the remote station by up to 10 kilometers, in addition located at a different height. This means that Russian investigators had no accurate data about the weather, which prevailed on April 10 at the airport and handed Polish pilots inaccurate parameters. - It's grotesque. They forecast the eye - says the fact George Polack (49 l.), a former minister and member of the Sejm Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation explaining...
  • Why Did the Russian Controller and the Polish Crew on the Ground at Smolensk Lie?

    06/07/2010 5:17:34 PM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 2 replies · 18+ views
    It's a Kwazy Life ^ | June 7th 2010 | Tom Lamb
    Just recently, in a news article found here in the Polish press, it is now stated that the Russian controller lied to the crew on PLF 101. Inspectors falsified data on the visibility of the Smolensk airport and they then gave false information to the crew Polish Tupolev. As prosecutors and testified against the Russians, would thus discourage the Poles to land. The fact came to the content of these testimonies. They are shocking. Because they show that people who should give the parameters necessary for the safe planting machine at the airport runway, in its sole discretion ming them....
  • Translated: The Russians introduced the pilots of confusion! (Weather Conditions at Smolensk False)

    06/07/2010 1:58:15 AM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 13 replies · 56+ views
    Fakt.pl ^ | June 7th, 2010 | Magdalena Rubaj
    Inspectors falsified data on the visibility of the Smolensk airport and they then gave false information to the crew Polish Tupolev. As prosecutors and testified against the Russians, would thus discourage the Poles to land. The fact came to the content of these testimonies. They are shocking. Because they show that people who should give the parameters necessary for the safe planting machine at the airport runway, in its sole discretion ming them. Russian investigators and Victor Paul Pliusnin Ryzenko prosecutors testified that, although the visibility at the airport Siewiernyj was then 800 meters, they deliberately gave the Polish pilots,...
  • Translated: Who was the controller in the (Smolensk)tower?

    06/06/2010 2:02:18 AM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 10 replies · 353+ views
    Fakt.pl ^ | June 5th, 2010 | Magdalena Rubaj
    We are investigating this topic - we acknowledge the district military prosecutor in Warsaw. Nasi śledczy nie wykluczają, że oficer ten był w stałym telefonicznym kontakcie ze zwierzchnikami w Moskwie i decydował o poczynaniach kontrolerów. Our investigators do not rule out that this officer was in constant telephone contact with superiors in Moscow and determine the doings of the controllers. Ale nie mogą doprosić się o zgodę na jego przesłuchanie. But they can not solicit the consent of his hearing. Rosja nie odpowiada na nasze oficjalne wnioski o pomoc prawną. Russia does not correspond to our formal requests for legal...
  • Somlensk: In the Norm at 100 meters

    06/04/2010 12:28:36 PM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 1 replies · 210+ views
    It's a Kwazy Life ^ | June 4th, 2010 | Tom lamb
    Here are the so-called APM's (gates) the Polish crew on the Yak 40 spoke about and the Russian ATC told the pilots were turned on. The photos above were taken after the crash. The approach plate for Runway 26 does not show "gates" but Runway 08 does. There is no proof that there were "gates" turned on. In fact, the Russians shown in the photos are correcting the faulty approach lights. Military vehicle and two military antennas at radio beacon. Close up of clam shell antenna at Smolensk. A photo taken later and the unit is moved to in...
  • How to Kill a Polish President and Use Bad Weather as an Accomplice (Updated)

    05/30/2010 12:28:02 PM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 7 replies · 701+ views
    It's a Kwazy Life ^ | May 26th 2010 | Tom Lamb
    I have been following for sometime, the stories on the death of Polish President Lech Kaczynski and I wanted to wait until the release of the final report on the tragic crash before I would write down the facts on events with the crash. The final report states that it was pilot error. I am not surprised by this. The Tusk administration has gone along with the Russians in their investigation. Interestingly, Minister of Defence Klich agrees with the Russians, it is noted below by Klich: Klich a doctor of psychiatry, has been singled out as the key figure responsible...
  • Disrupted radio signal led to Smolensk tragedy?

    05/29/2010 11:51:18 AM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 6 replies · 539+ views
    Warsaw Business Journal ^ | May 28th 2010 | Victoria Ziarkowski
    The radio tower at Smolensk airport may have been dysfunctional on the fateful morning of April 10, and contributed to the Polish presidential airplane disaster. Signals from the radio tower were problematic to the Polish crew of a Yak-40, which landed in Smolensk about an hour before the presidential Tu-154. It was the last airplane to successfully land at the airport that day. Just minutes prior to the crash, a Russian Il-76 diverted to Moscow after it was unable to stabilize its approach to landing. The Yak's Polish crew saw it veer to the left of the runway, a mistake...
  • Translated: Tupolev was burning my eyes (videographer of Smolensk video with gunshots speaks)

    05/21/2010 1:51:23 AM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 1 replies · 676+ views
    Fakt.pl ^ | May, 21, 2010 | B/L
    He reached the place a moment after the presidential Tupolev crashed into the ground. In his own eyes he saw flames gushing from the wreck, terrified onlookers rozganiajÄ…cych militiamen, he heard sirens and the fire brigade rushing sounds like gunshots. Vladimir Ivanov (27 l.), a mechanic from Smolensk all recorded phone and posted on the Internet. Do not expect that his film will trigger such a sensation. And much speculation. Today we present his account of what really has happened around the presidential airplane wreckage shortly after the tragedy. For Vladimir Ivanov, author of the film, which is one of...
  • Poles insisted on landing near Smolensk

    05/17/2010 3:28:32 PM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 14 replies · 467+ views
    Source: Gazeta Wyborcza ^ | May 17th, 2010 | mg/jb
    Russians did not want the Polish presidential plane to land in Smolensk, suggesting the airport in Bryansk instead. Polish authorities insisted on landing near Katyn, however. Russian authorities warned the Polish delegation that they could not guarantee safety if the presidential Tu-154 landed near Smolensk, as the town’s Severny military airport was not fitted with proper guidance systems. The Russians suggested that the Polish plane should land at Bryansk International Airport, some 250 km from Katyn. However, Andrzej Kremer, deputy Foreign Minister and Andrzej Przewoznik, Secretary of the Council for the Protection of Struggle and Martyrdom Sites, who had previously...
  • Translated: BOR shot at the Russians? (Russians suspended for unautorized use of weapons)

    05/14/2010 2:59:44 AM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 5 replies · 821+ views
    Fakt.pl ^ | May 14th, 2010 | Nasz Dziennik
    BOR Officers found the body of the President through the chip, which was Kaczynski. He immediately covered the them their jackets. A Russian department was ordered to quickly export the body. Now, apparently BOR were suspended in activities as "unauthorized use of weapons." Examiner in his report refers to a conversation with one of the officers who participated in the entire incident. He confirmed that visible on the recording, the men in suits, the officers BOR. Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration, George Miller in an interview with Tok FM denied reports in the newspaper. The Minister confirmed only the...
  • Footage of Polish air crash emerges claiming to show Russian-speaking men shooting survivors

    05/13/2010 3:46:01 PM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 78 replies · 2,464+ views
    Daily Mail U.K. ^ | May 13, 2010 | Will Stewart
    Russia was last night facing claims of a cover up over the Polish presidential air crash after a series of shocking allegations emerged concerning the doomed Tupolev-154 in which head of state Lech Kaczynski died. Most extraordinary was the emergence of confusing footage which claimed to show the shooting of survivors by armed Russian-speaking men minutes after the crash. The video, posted on the internet in recent days, has fuelled conspiracy theories suggesting that the crash was not an accident.
  • Translated: Police seek author of filming in Smolensk (Amatuer Video with Gunshots)

    05/13/2010 4:42:23 AM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 1 replies · 313+ views
    Polskaweb News ^ | May 11th, 2010 | unknown
    Smolensk - In the slow investigation to the possible cause of the air disaster of Smolensk, 10 April will determine the prosecution is now the author of a video film, which already accounts for four weeks in the Internet sensation. These are the pictures just minutes after the crash of the Tupolev caused to the crash site were. The movie seems so so spectacular, since scenes are shown pointing to crime. Polish experts of the Federal Security ABW have now confirmed the authenticity of the film in terms of time and place. On a Russian Webeseite appeared a few hours...
  • Translated: Tu-154 Pilots run out 5 seconds (Pilot needed 5 sec, 400 meters to recover)

    05/13/2010 2:11:09 AM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 10 replies · 725+ views
    newsweek.pl ^ | May 13, 2010 | MJ/PAP
    When the presidential Tupolev Tu-154 began to fall on the road to the airport in Smolensk, he needed even less than 5 seconds, or about 400 meters to back off the ground. This just run out. As is clear from the records of the test in Poland airplane black box. As he says, "Official Legal Newspaper," when the pilot Arkadiusz Protasiuk realized that it is too close to the ground, trying to pick up the machine. Reached 60 percent. power, which is confirmed by witnesses interviewed by the Russian prosecutor's office who have heard them howl when the plane flew...
  • Smolensk plane Warning systems OK, says manufacturer (Cell Phone Use Being Investigated)

    05/12/2010 11:19:53 PM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 4 replies · 282+ views
    Polskie Radio ^ | May 12th, 2010 | unknown
    Initial results have indicated that the inflight warning systems installed on the presidential Tupolev, which crashed on 10 April, were all properly functional. The results of the tests have been sent to the Russian commission into the crash at Smolensk, which killed President Lech Kaczynski, his wife, and 94 other Polish dignitaries onboard the Tu-154. Edmund Klich, the Polish observer to the Russian investigation, is reported to have received the test results on Monday, although is refusing to release any details. Last week, Russian and Polish experts flew to the US to visit the producer of the TAWS (Terrain Awareness...
  • Smolensk protest - ‘We want the truth’

    05/09/2010 7:12:48 PM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 4 replies · 498+ views
    Polskie Radio ^ | May 10th , 2010 | unknown
    Around 2,500 demonstrated gathered outside the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Sunday, demanding an international, and independent investigation be set up into the causes of the April 10 Smolensk disaster. Crowds shouted: “We want the truth”. The protest was organised by the April 10 Movement, which expressed, in a letter addressed to Prime Minister Donald Tusk, a distrust of the current Russian-Polish investigation into the tragedy which killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others. "Because of the exceptional importance to the Polish nation of the presidential plane crash near Smolensk, on 10 April 2010, which killed the President of the Republic,...
  • Forgotten agreement with Russia? (Polish government silent on agreement on aircraft investigations)

    05/08/2010 12:15:02 AM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 9 replies · 410+ views
    Warsaw Business Journal ^ | May 7th, 2010 | Rzeczpospolita
    Rzeczpospolita journalists have come across a Polish-Russian deal dated July 7, 1993. It drafts up a framework for a common investigation in the case of a military aircraft going doing somewhere over the two countries. The Polish government is silent on the agreement. Meanwhile, nearly a month after the tragedy that saw Polish president Lech Kaczyński die in a plane crash over Smolensk, the public still doesn't know why Russia is leading the investigation alone, nor why Warsaw didn't lobby Moscow for an equal role in the investigation. Source: Rzeczpospolita
  • Translated: Before Crash, Women's Voice (Fifth Voice) Heard in Tu-154 Cockpit

    05/06/2010 3:16:02 AM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 13 replies · 1,150+ views
    TVN24 ^ | May 5th 2010 | unknown
    Fifth in the cockpit voice recorded by black boxes and the Presidential Tu-154 belongs to a woman – gives RMF FM. This is a person who was not a close crew. The prosecutor did not disclose to whom the voice. The cockpit presidential Tupolev were four people: the pilot, copilot, navigator and mechanic. How am informed TVN24 – in flight – there are five people there too. This came to light when examining black boxes Tu-154. For the moment we do not know to whom it belongs. According to unofficial information, it is a woman’s voice. It may be appropriate...
  • Translated: Satellite Images Taken Over Smolensk by NSA Given to Polish Authorities

    05/05/2010 11:24:44 PM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 4 replies · 875+ views
    rmf24 ^ | May 5, 2010 | unknown
    Military prosecutors already have satellite pictures of the presidential Tupolev crash near Smolensk – told a reporter RMF FM Krzysztof principle. Military prosecutors who are investigating the crash, confined itself to stating that it was “very important evidence.” Investigators have received photos several days ago from U.S. National Security Agency, which, inter alia zawiaduje satellite system of the United States. The proposal in this regard by the Ministry of Defence. Materials are examined by our investigators, but does not give you any, even the general answers to questions about what the camera recorded the American satellites. The Polish authorities, which...
  • Report into Smolensk accident to be revealed soon (Evidence will not be returned to Poland)

    05/04/2010 9:44:19 PM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 9 replies · 439+ views
    Warsaw Business Journal ^ | May 4th 2010 | TVN24
    A preliminary report into the Smolensk tragedy may become available Tuesday, or shortly following the Polish Prosecutor General's visit to Moscow on Wednesday. The visit will also reveal if analysis of the final black box on board the doomed Tupolev Tu-154 is complete. The General Prosecutor, Andrzej Seremet, will travel to Russia to familiarize himself with the Russian report on readings from the black boxes, while findings from an in-flight recorder tested in Poland will be turned over to Russian investigators.Mr Seremet will not return to Poland with evidence relating to the Smolensk catastrophe. But his visit in Moscow is...
  • Did Not Say The Fog (Translated: Polish Prosecutors Look at WX Briefings, Data and Transmissions)

    05/04/2010 12:55:47 AM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 10 replies · 602+ views
    RP.pl ^ | May 4, 2010 | i.kacprzak and p.kubiak
    One of the hypotheses that the military prosecutor examines the reasons for establishing the presidential Tupolev crash near Smolensk, is a bad organization and security of flight, including abnormalities of the Polish and Russian ground staff. According to Rzeczpospolita prosecutors seized documents from the Centre for Hydrometeorology of the Armed Forces (CHSZ). Who should warn pilots Military Hydrometeorology Centre, which is responsible for informing the pilots about weather conditions, with poor visibility due to fog in the vicinity of the airport Smolensk-Siewiernyj learned just minutes before the crash (if we assume that the Tu-154 crashed into the ground in the...
  • Pilot's voice recording on descent into Smolensk: The Haze is Eight Kilometers, Seven Four Four"

    04/29/2010 10:17:46 PM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 35 replies · 1,123+ views
    Russia Today- YouTube ^ | April 13, 2010 | none
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HzdqZcDc10&feature=player_embedded "The Haze is Eight Kilometers, Seven Four Four"...
  • Alarm system warned pilot he was flying too low (Conflicting Data Now Emerges)

    04/28/2010 9:47:32 PM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 3 replies · 674+ views
    Polskie Radio ^ | April 28th, 2010 | Unknown
    Ahead of Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s report, Wednesday, on the ongoing investigations in Poland and Russia of the causes of the Smolensk air disaster, it has been revealed that seconds before the crash an alarm system warned the pilots about the danger of flying too low. Analysis of black boxes show that the Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS) issued an alarm in the cockpit, thirty seconds before the plane hit the tops of trees one kilometer from the landing strip. It is possible, though, that the crew ignored the warning because they knew that the military airport near Smolensk was...
  • HD Polish Plane Crash – Govt Officials MURDERED! STARTLING NEW EVIDENCE!! (Euro YouTube Report)

    04/28/2010 11:25:39 AM PDT · by unspun · 54 replies · 1,800+ views
    Sentinel Radio ^ | 4/28/2010 | Hanen, "Disclosure"
    There are also reports that the man who was at the crash site and made the video has been murdered. This is a developing story and I will post more later…….. Pay attention to the last part of the video Bear in mind that Poland is the only country in Europe to to have refused the swine flu vaccine, due to the courageous action of the Polish Health Minister, Ewa Kopacz and Poland was the only country which had a central bank goveror that postponed or was unwilling to allow the zloty currency to strengthen in respect to the Euro...
  • Search for cause of Smolensk disaster continues (Location of beacon being looked at)

    04/26/2010 3:24:32 AM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 15 replies · 531+ views
    Polskie Radio ^ | April 26th, 2010 | Reviewed by Slawek Szefs
    The location of beacons at the military airfield in Smolensk is not standard, informs RZECZPOSPOLITA. The paper speculates this might have led to the pilot’s misinterpretation of the actual flight level, which caused the tragic accident of the Polish presidential plane on April 10th. Typically, such beacons are placed 1 and 4 kilometers from the start of the landing strip. This is only partially true at Smolensk, because their location on one side of the airport is 1 and 6 kilometers, respectively. This could certainly explain why on the fatal day the plane had descended to barely a few meters...
  • More Analysis On Video With Gun Shots at Smolensk Crash Site

    04/24/2010 10:29:15 PM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 60 replies · 1,588+ views
    Globalnaswiadomosc.com ^ | April 20th, 2010 | Unknown
    http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=pl&u=http://www.globalnaswiadomosc.com/&ei=dNDTS6PSH4_6sQP6_4XFCQ&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBIQ7gEwAA&prev=/search%3Fq%3DWWW.GLOBALNASWIADOMOSC.COM%26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1R2PCTC_enUS341 The link is to the site that has this. It is in translation form.
  • Faulty warning system led to Smolensk catastrophe?

    04/22/2010 9:15:55 PM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 44 replies · 981+ views
    Polske Radio ^ | April 22, 2010 | unknown
    A warning system on board the doomed Tu-154, which crashed near Smolensk on April 10, might have been blocked, or turned off. Analysis of the black boxes suggests the pilot was unaware of how low he was flying, which is surprising since the craft was fitted with a special safety device called a Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS) that warns the crew when the craft gets too close to the ground and prevents collision with obstacles such as hills, antennas or trees. The aircraft is known to have hit the top of trees as it attempted to land at...
  • Exchanged tubes (Smolensk Runway Lights) after Tu-154 crash

    04/20/2010 11:37:29 PM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 9 replies · 1,205+ views
    TVN24 ^ | April 17, 2010 | Eva Kolada
    Pictures of Russian military and militiamen, who a few hours after the tragedy at the airport exchange Smolensk headlamps and light bulbs in lamps indicating the location of aircraft from the runway, the newspaper published a Belarusian Internet "News Vitebsk". Wykonał je białoruski dziennikarz Siergiej Serebro. It was made a Belarusian journalist Sergei Serebro. Więcej zdjęć zamieścił na swoim blogu. More photos posted on his blog. Rozmawialiśmy z nim. We talked with him. - Lampy stały bez żarówek - stwierdza. - Standing lamps without bulbs - says.
  • Prosecutor investigates lightbulb changes at Smolensk airport

    04/20/2010 9:11:13 PM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 14 replies · 737+ views
    Warsaw Business Journal ^ | April 20th, 2010 | unknown
    The National Public Prosecutor's Office is trying to determine whether Russian authorities made some minor repairs to the runway landing systems at the Smolensk airport following the plane crash on the morning of April 10. According to eyewitness accounts, after the crash – in which President Lech Kacyński and 95 others lost their lives – airport personnel were seen changing light bulbs on runway lights close to the airport, suggesting that at the time of the attempted landing the lights were broken. Colonel Zbigniew Rzepa, from the Chief Military Prosecutor's office, told PAP that the office is investigating reports that...
  • Analyzed Video of Gun Shots at Smolensk Crash Site: Survior on Ground?

    04/20/2010 5:36:38 PM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 51 replies · 2,217+ views
    YouTube ^ | unknown | unknown
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxIFh3NkEvM
  • Smolensk crash voice recorder damaged

    04/19/2010 8:42:32 PM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 26 replies · 1,021+ views
    The Voice of Russia ^ | Apr 19, 2010 | none
    Tupolev-154 jet that crashed near Smolensk on April 10th suffered significant damage and deciphering information in it poses considerable difficulty. The two flight data recorders are well preserved and have been fully examined – the Russian-made one, by a lab in Moscow, and the Polish-made one, by its makers in Poland. The work on the voice box is to continue in Moscow in cooperation with Polish engineers. On the coming Tuesday, the Polish side of the crash probe will unveil its findings at a Warsaw news conference.
  • Polish President's pilots 'knew plane was doomed': Investigators

    04/15/2010 10:57:55 PM PDT · by ketelone · 97 replies · 5,637+ views
    Times of India ^ | Apr 16, 2010 | AFP
    WARSAW: Investigators blamed pilot error on Thursday for a crash that killed Poland's president, as harrowing details emerged of how the crew knew they were doomed after hitting trees while trying to land in Russia. As Poland's national unity fractured over plans to bury president Lech Kaczynski in a castle alongside kings and heroes, officials released the first results from analysis of the plane's black box flight recorders. "The crew was aware of the inevitability of the coming catastrophe, if only due to the plane shaking after the wings hit the trees -- which we are certain happened," Poland's chief...
  • Montage of Crash Site Photos of Smolensk Air Base

    04/15/2010 8:28:54 PM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 6 replies · 1,348+ views
    It's a Kwazy Life ^ | April 15th, 2010 | Tom Lamb
  • Alleged Photos of the Approach End of Smolensk Air Base.

    04/15/2010 4:09:45 PM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 9 replies · 1,269+ views
    twitter ^ | unknown | unknown
  • Pilot recordings before Polish crash 'were dramatic'

    04/15/2010 1:15:59 AM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 32 replies · 2,051+ views
    Calgary Herald ^ | April 14, 2010 | AFP
    Experts have examined two of three black boxes in the probe into what caused the plane crash that killed Poland's president and 94 other people, a Polish military prosecutor said. The third black box recorded the conversation between the pilots. "Experts are now trying to understand the words spoken during the last half hour of the flight," Col. Zbigniew Rzepa said. Rzepa ruled out any technical glitch that could have led to the disaster. He also said the pilots were aware of the imminent crash as the last seconds of the voice recordings "were dramatic." He would not elaborate