Crash of the Polish Governmental Plane PLF 101 in Smolensk1 April 10, 2010.
Status Report Dated November 11, 20112
The Republic of Poland, acting as the State of the Operator and the State of Registry pursuant to Article 6.3 of Annex 13 to the 1944 Convention on International Civil Aviation (“Chicago Convention”), on December 19, 2010 submitted its comments to the draft Final Report prepared by the Russian Federation that acted as the State of Occurrence, the State of Design, and State of Manufacturer and conducted the investigation into the crash of the Tu-154M aircraft tail number 101 dated April 10, 2010 (“Smolensk Crash”). The Tu-154M aircraft, flight 101 from Warsaw, Poland to Smolensk, Russia, carried the President of Poland and 95 Polish citizens traveling for the commemoration of the 70thieth anniversary of the Katyn Crime.
The Remarks of the Republic of Poland to the draft Final Report of the Russian Federation dated December 19, 2010 (“Polish Response”) were submitted to the Russian Federation in Polish and Russian languages but were not officially translated into English.3 Therefore, the families of the Smolensk victims hired the most renowned international firm Transperfect Translations to perform the translation of the Polish Response to the draft Final Report of the Russian Federation on the Smolensk Crash into English.4 The Russian Federation, acting through the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) as the investigator-in-charge, disregarded the Polish Response, in particular the Polish objection as to the causes of the crash, and announced its Final Report with its own conclusions as to the causes of this crash at a press conference in Moscow on January 13, 2011 (“IAC Final Report”).
In its investigation into the Smolensk Crash, the Russian Federation requested the assistance of the United States with respect to recovering the TAFS and FSM readings by the US manufacturer of these systems - Universal Avionics Systems Corporation from Redmond, Washington. The United States acting through the National Transportation Safety Board provided the requested assistance, however did not receive the status of the accredited representative to participate in the investigation to the Smolensk Crash as allowed by article 5.23 of the Chicago Convention. At least one citizen of the United States lost his life in the Smolensk Crash.
The objections to the investigation of the Russian Federation into the Smolensk Crash are multifold and of fundamental nature. They range from challenging the credibility of the IAC by virtue of its members acting in direct conflict with their official positions with the designer, manufacturer and servicer of Tu-154M aircraft to challenging the IAC investigation and the conclusions of the IAC Final Report in its entirety, as presented by the Republic of Poland in the Polish Response. The Polish objections to the Russian investigation process range from denying the Republic of Poland access to the investigation by preventing the Polish Accredited Representative from participating in the IAC meetings, denying Polish requests for information and assistance, to destroying, falsifying and manipulating the evidence, providing inadequate rescue and medical assistance to the victims of the crash, conducting the investigation in violation of ICAO standards, and drafting the IAC Final Report in violation of Annex 13 to the Chicago Convention. This Status Report does not intend to address all issues arising in connection with the Russian investigation into the Smolensk Crash, but rather highlights the most important problems and the most representative violations.
1 According to the “Head” Instruction that governs the transportation of the officials of the Polish Republic such as the President, Prime Minister, Chairperson of the Lower House of the Parliament and the Senate, the designation “PLF 101” mean that the President is on board.
2 This Status Report was prepared by a multidisciplinary team of experts that supports the families of the Smolensk victims.
3 No attempts by the Polish Government have been made to translate the Polish Response to the R3ussian investigation into English. It is entirely up to non-governmental organizations and private persons that the Western reader can learn of this official Polish Response and confront the scope of irregularities of the Russian investigation into the Smolensk Crash.
4 Sponsors of the English translation of the Polish Response (“Polish Response in English”) are: The Katyn 2010 Family Association, Ul. Chełmżyńska 98C, 04-247 Warszawa, Poland, Mobile (Poland): +48 784 756 531 Mobile (UK): +44 793 555 7562; +44 796 936 2341 e-mail: email@example.com.
Cover-up by "Suicide"
Remarkably convenient suicides ...
Remigiusz Mus, the flight engineer on Yak-40 whose landing immediately preceded PLF 101 and whose testimony implicated the Russian flight controllers, died of suicide.
This rounds out the death of the entirety of key witnesses whose testimonies could prove that the flight controllers bore at least partial responsibility for the mysterious crash that killed the Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others near Smolensk, Russia, on April 10, 2010.
Suicide. So says the Polish Prosecutors office under the administration of Donald Tusk, Bronislaw Komorowski, and the Civic Platform party (Platforma Obywatelska, PO) - the people who came out on top following the disaster of Flight PLF 101. The position of the Prosecutors office is that the autopsy indicated death by hanging with no defensive wounds and and alcohol level of one permille (.01%).
General Konstantin Anatolyevich Morev, chief of the Federal Security Services (FSB), successor to KGB, office in Tver, who interviewed the Russian flight controllers, died at the end of August 2011. His body was found in his office. The official cause of death was a self-inflicted gunshot wound from his service revolver.
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