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Danish magazine discusses Smolensk commission

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Roberto Galea 03.03.2016 11:00
A Danish magazine has published a feature on local engineer, Glenn Jorgensen, who was appointed to the Smolensk commission to investigate the 2010 Polish presidential plane crash which led to the death of 96 people.
The wreckage of the presidential plane in 2010. Photo: Wikimedia CommonsThe wreckage of the presidential plane in 2010. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Among those killed were then-president Lech Kaczyński.

The commission is led by Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz, who has vouched to get to the bottom of who or what was responsible for the crash.

A previous commission made up of a group of parliamentarians mainly from the then-opposition Law and Justice (PiS) party which concluded in a 2014 report that the Tupolev 154 plane was brought down by an explosion.

This was in stark contrast to official Polish and Russian military reports on the causes of the tragedy, which happened in dense fog on approach to a military airfield lacking ground identification radar. The former report cited a catalogue of errors on the Polish side, while also pointing to errors made by Russian staff at the control tower of Smolensk Military Airport. The Russian report placed all the blame on the Poles.

The wreckage of the plane has never been handed over by Russia to Polish authorities.

All 96 Poles on board the Tupolev 154 plane died in the disaster, including the then-president Lech Kaczyński, twin brother of the current head of Law and Justice, Jarosław Kaczyński.

Glenn Jorgensen has indicated that there are inconsistencies with the official results.

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