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?


A hypothesis investigated by the Committee for Investigation of National Aviation Accidents




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25.04.2016


Polish plane crash anniversary beset by questions. Poland's ruling party on Sunday blamed the government of then-Prime Minister Donald Tusk for the 2010 plane crash. The crash of the presidential jet in Smolensk, has led to accusing the previous government of negligence in preparations for the flight. Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said last month that a bomb on board may have been the cause. The ruling Law & Justice party led is planning a new investigation into the 2010 crash. >>


13.04.2016


Interview with Dr. Glenn Jørgensen from the Technical University of Denmark, Danish Society of Engineers and Dr. Bogdan Gajewski from the International Society of Air Safety Investigators.


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16.03.2016