The Russians hid the most important evidence in Smolensk crash.
What else did they temper with?
Published: Septeber 6, 2018
The fact that eight years after the Smolensk crash we discover that Russians found twice the same set of the most important TU-154 M flight recorders, is incredible, said Wierzchołowski, Editor-in-Chief of niezależna.pl and the author of the article "the Russians replaced black boxes in Tupolev" published in "Gazeta Polska."
According to the Russian report from April 10, 2010, at 14.30 PM Russian officers found on the crash scene in Smolensk two black boxes - flight data recorders (FDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR). These two black boxes were described as found in good conditions. What was important that they did not have any damage, so officers packaged them in plastic bags and sent them to the representatives of the Russian Investigating Commission MAK. According to a newly discovered report, six hours later, the Russian officers found again black boxes FDR and CVR in the same place, with the same labels, the same shape, and the same color, but this time identified as having extensive and numerous damage. This time black boxes were packaged in cardboard boxes. Russians tape the boxes with duct tape and then again sent them to MAK investigators. So that much we can learn from protocols, said Wierzchołowski.
Editor-in-Chief of Niezależna.pl, the author of the text published in "Gazeta Polska," reports that on April 10, 2010 in Smolensk, the Russians first found the intact, undamaged flight recorders during the daytime. Recorders were packed in plastic bags, were taken away from the crush scene and disappeared. In their place, identical-looking boxes - but this time with serious visible damage appeared a few hours later.
This information comes from protocols of a visual inspection of the crash site in Smolensk on April 10, 2010. These documents were written up by the Russian officers and were included in the Russian and Polish files of investigation data. It follows that the on-board recorder MSRP-64 m-6 (flight data recorder FDR) was found "twice"- first in early afternoon, then late in the evening.
All indications point out that the entire Russian investigation has been based on the data from black boxes that were found late in the evening, after they were found again and presented to the Polish investigators. Then the Polish investigators signed appropriate documents and surrendered all recorders to the Russian investigators. So, it appears that the second set of black box recorders was the source of the copy, which was subsequently used by both the MAK and the Miller investigators, said Wierzchołowski.
So today a question should be asked whether in such a case it is possible that there exist other records of the flight TU-154 M 101, different from those, on which the investigation was based.
Wierzchołowski points out that "no one knows the answer to this question."
There are more questions, however. We do not know what happened to the recorders found in the early afternoon. Where are they? Who has them now? We know nothing about these black boxes. The fact that we found out eight years after the disaster that the Russians found the second set of the most important flight data recorders, is simply incredible, Wierzchołowski adds.
Click on the thumbnails below to view screen dumps from the detectors used to examine the wreckage and seats from the Polish president's plane crash in Smolensk. An "X" denotes the presence of the detected explosive substance and its type. The underlined Polish word "Probka" or "probka" in the screen dump 1 and 2, means "Sample"
Why did they all fly on the same plane?
Synopsis: January 12, 2013, Toronto, Canada. The wife of the late Deputy-Minister of Culture Tomasz Merta: "What I am about to tell you now, are suspicions - and not even my own - but, rather the [suspicions of the] individuals in the inner-circles of the [Polish] military... I heard a statement that was made - but, I am not taking any responsibility for how credible, or not credible it is. [I heard that] had the generals and journalists' not been re-assigned to different aircraft, it wouldn't have been the Tupolev [Tu-154M], but rather the Casa [transport aircraft] that would have been taken out.
Because the Generals were no longer onboard the Casa, there was no reason for it to get airborne. And for this reason it was the Yak[-40] that flew off to Smolensk. This Casa [transport aircraft] was never examined in any way. It was not subject to any examination. Aside from a single note in the deposition given to the military, no one was interested why this aircraft didn't fly [to Smolensk]. Perhaps, this is someones crazy phantasy, but perhaps it isn't.
Some [Polish] military personnel had suggested, that it [the Casa] had to stay behind at the Okecie military [tarmack], so that the explosives could be removed from it - because they were no longer needed [...] I am only repeating what I was told."
"Disarming" Explosives ...
It is worth for us to retrace the entire process of "disarming" the case of explosive substances at the crash site. It all started with the publication of Cezary Gmyz in "Rzeczpospolita" on October 30, 2012, and information that the detectors, which were used by experts in Smolensk (in late September and October) showed traces of TNT and nitroglycerine.
As it turned out, the journalist was also reporting about the indication of Hexogen. The storm broke. The prosecution denied the publication, and ultimately, the editor-in-chief of "Rzeczpospolita," Cezary Gmyz and two other journalists lost their jobs. The entire editorial staff of one of Poland’s most popular weeklies, "Uważam Rze", was also silenced.
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