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The British Forensic Explosives Laboratory (FEL) at the request of the Polish National Prosecutor's Office tested samples collected from the TU-154M jet that crashed in Smolensk for traces of explosive materials. According to "Sieci", which obtained results of these tests, on most of the 200 tested samples substances used to manufacture explosive materials were found.
After analysing and reviewing samples, we discovered presence of explosive materials on 107 wreckage fragments and on a sample taken from a victim's body. This was discovered using three independent methods – said former Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz. He added that the substance discovered is most likely a material called RDX.>>
The Polish commission responsible for the re-investigation of the Smolensk plane crash said on Tuesday it had found traces of explosives on the wreckage of the aircraft and on the body of one of the victims.
On April 11th, 2018, the Committee for the Re-Investigation of the Smolensk Plane Crash at the Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Poland (Re-Investigation Committee) presented its report and its new investigation findings concerning the causes behind the Smolensk plane crash. The Committee presented during a press conference a summary and a full report.
As part of key research conducted by the Polish subcommittee explaining the circumstances of the Smolensk crash, the twin TU-154M, with side number 102, will be investigated by a team from the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) from the University of Wichita, Kansas.
A British air accident investigator has told Sky News he believes there were explosions on board a plane before it crashed eight years ago, killing Polish President Lech Kaczynski.
The conclusion that the wing of the Tu-154 aircraft, which crashed in Smolensk was torn apart by the explosion, is based on a simulation and a three-dimensional model, said Kazimierz Nowaczyk, Chairman of the Smolensk Subcommittee on Wednesday.
The left wing of the Tu-154M aircraft was destroyed as a result of internal explosion, there were several sources of explosion, and the birch had no impact on the original destruction of the wing - this is one of the key conclusions of the technical report of the Smolensk Subcommittee.
In the coffin of Admiral Andrzej Karweta, Commander of the Polish Navy, who died in Smolensk on 10th April 2010, numerous parts of the bodies of other members of the delegation were found.
Pieces of two other bodies were found in the coffin of Polish President Lech Kaczyński, who died in the 2010 Smolensk air disaster, Deputy Prosecutor General Marek Pasionek has said.