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Tue Oct 30, 2012, 03:14 PM

Polish presidential plane wreckage contains 'high-energy materials'

Source: Guardian

Polish presidential plane wreckage contains 'high-energy materials'

Investigators say further tests needed on jet that crashed with Lech Kaczynski on board as assassination fears mount

Remi Adekoya in Warsaw
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 30 October 2012 13.03 EDT

Polish investigators conducting the inquiry into the plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others in 2010 have detected "chemical structures similar to those in high-energy materials such as, for example, explosive materials" in the wreckage. However these materials could have come from many sources, including pesticides, according to prosecutors.

Ireneusz Szelag, head of the military prosecutor's office in Warsaw, said only further tests could determine the source of the structures.

The announcement follows a report in Poland's Rzeczpospolita newspaper which claimed traces of explosives including nitroglycerine and TNT had been discovered amid the wreckage of the TU-154 plane. Traces of the chemicals were found on the wings and in the cabin, including on 30 seats, during analysis in Russia, the paper reported.

The article triggered outrage in Poland, where suspicion is mounting over the circumstances surrounding Kaczynski's death. More than a quarter of the Poles surveyed 26% believe the president was assassinated, according to a poll published this week.


Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/30/polish-presidential-plane-wreckage-materials

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Judi Lynn Oct 2012 OP
regnaD kciN Oct 2012 #1
Poll_Blind Oct 2012 #2
Ghost Dog Oct 2012 #3
Blue_Tires Oct 2012 #4
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 03:22 PM

1. It's taken them two years to discover this?



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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 04:15 PM

2. That crash was a result of CFIT: Controlled Flight Into Terrain, not explosives.

There are arguably mysteries related to this tragedy but none involving explosives. The crash was extensively documented by onboard data records and all data was shared, including voice recorder- which is very difficult to listen to at the end. This was major pilot/crew error, not a conspiracy. If the pilots had realized what was going on, say, 10 seconds before they did, this probably wouldn't have ended in tragedy. But they only realized what was going on once their wings started clipping off tree tops and with their descent speed of 8 meters a second (which is a lot), by then it was really too late.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain is a serious issue around the world. It was also responsible for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 crash which was flown by a very experienced pilot.



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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 06:40 PM

3. Yes. That's what we understand, from previous data.

And that Mr. Kaczynski, such being his personality, would have been responsible for ordering or otherwise coercing the pilots to commit such an error. Yes.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 07:36 PM

4. +1

It's a pretty open and shut case... Anything else is just tinfoil fearmongering

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 09:00 PM

5. They support the guy who lies and cheats and manipulates.

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