The 2010 Katyń Families Association

 

 

In the early hours of the morning, on April 10th, 2010 a TU-154M plane crashed in Smolensk (Russia) a 1km short of the runway in foggy weather conditions, killing all passengers on board.

The plane was carrying a delegation of 96 deserved and distinguished patriots, members of the Polish elite, including the Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife, former President Ryszard Kaczorowski, the entire general army command, the Chief of the Polish General Staff and other senior Polish military officers, the president of the National Bank of Poland, Poland's deputy foreign minister, Polish government officials, 15 members of the Polish parliament, senior members of the Polish clergy, and relatives of victims of the Katyn massacre.

An event regarded by many as the worst national disaster to befall on Poland since World War II.

They were on the way from Warsaw (Poland) to attend an event marking the 70th anniversary of the Katyn Forest massacre.

 

What happened?


The information provided below is limited as much as possible to sources from the Polish Prosecution, Military Prosecution and governmental officials. Findings of international, independent academics and investigative journalists will be limited as much as possible in the text below.

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18.02.2015


The independant parliamentary group established to investigate the causes of the TU-154M disaster of 10 April 2010 has recreated the most likely scenario of the final seconds of the tragic governmental Tu-154M flight to Smolensk.


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02.02.2015


Many findings gathered during 4.5 years of investigation suggest that the aircraft most probably was destroyed by series of explosions during go-around manoeuvre. The following evidence supports the case. Circumstantial evidence strongly suggests that the aircraft most probably was destroyed by series of explosions during go-around maneuverer on the altitude 100-200 feet (30-60 m) above the ground. >>


31.01.2015