Crash of the Polish Air Force One, 2014 Status Report By Maria Szonert Binienda, J.D.
IV. Russian Investigation
B. Witness Testimonies
Witness testimonies were changed, in particular with respect to air traffic controllers. In a statements made on April 10, 2010 before the Russian prosecutor, Landing Zone Controller stated that the medical unit was closed on the day of the crash. The statement was as follows:
"I felt good on 10 April 2010. Around seven o'clock that day, Plusnin and I underwent a medical examination at the Military Health Facility unit 06755: [Translator's Note: before the word “underwent” the word “did not” is added / as a result of which it was concluded that I was in good health / Translator's Note: the deleted words are deleted in the original protocol], since there was nobody at the medical unit, but as I already stated, I felt good and nothing happened that would affect my ability to carry out my official duties."57
The above statement is inconsistent with Par. 1.5.3 of the Russian Report entitled “Details of the ground crew.” In the table regarding CATC under “Medical examination before shift,” the following text appears: At 05:15, authorized for air traffic control by the doctor on duty of Military Unit 06755, while in the table regarding Landing Zone Controller under "Medical examination before shift" the following text appears: At 06:50, authorized for air traffic control by the doctor on duty of Military Unit 06755.58 Accordingly, this testimony was manipulated.
Also, it shall be noted that sudden unexplained deaths surround the investigation of the Smolensk Massacre. Several people connected with the investigation died in unexplained circumstances. The most alarming was a sudden unexplained death of the Pilot-in-Command of the Polish Yak 40 airplane that landed at the Severny Airport less than one hour before the crash of the Polish Air Force One. Remigiusz Muś, age 42, was found dead in the cellar of his apartment building on October 28, 2012, soon after testifying for the Polish prosecution. As the last pilot to land successfully before the fatal crash, Muś was one of the most important witnesses in this investigation. Another member of the Yak 40 crew received death threats and a request for his protection was submitted to the Polish Military Prosecutor’s Office in January of 2014.59
57 Polish Response in English, p. 33.
59 „Wniosek o objecie ochrona por, Artura Wolsztyna, „ Zespól Parlamentarny ds. Badania Przyczyn Katastrofy Smoleńskiej, January 30, 2014, retrieved March 30, 2014. http://bit.ly/1mCjYhb
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