The 2010 Katyń Families Association

"The most probable cause of the crash in Smolensk were explosions that destroyed the plane while it was still in the air" - according to a new report.

"The most probable cause of the April 10th 2010 crash in Smolensk were explosions that destroyed the plane while it was still in the air" - according to a new report of the Parliamentary Group for the Investigation of the Polish President plane crash set to establish the causes of the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 - made available on the parliamentary group website. The chairman of the investigative polish parliamentary group, Mr. Antoni Macierewicz said: "We will have to wait another year for the final report".


The document "28 months after Smolensk" is an extended version of the report presented by the group's chairman - Antoni Macierewicz (PiS) on the 10th August. However, the material is not yet a final and comprehensive report - for now it organises the so far established facts. The final report is expected to be published in autumn of 2013, after final results and research on the technical aspects of the Smolensk disaster have been concluded.


The report published on the website of the parliamentary group underlines that "the most probable cause of the tragedy were explosions that destroyed the plane in the air". Meaning - as stipulated in the document - that "the crash was not caused by pilot error nor by weather conditions, but by actions of unidentified "third parties".


The explosionsand damage action

According to the authors of the parliamentary team, research done by experts have been consistently "incompatible with both reports of the Russian Interstate Aviation Committee and the Polish National Commission for Aircraft Accident Investigation also know as the "Jerzy Miller's commission".  

However,  the newly published report of the parliamentary team chaired by Antoni Macierewicz states that "there were explosions on board the aircraft during the initiation of the so called go-around maneuver "(the go-around maneuver is aimed at stopping further decent in order to circle around the airport again)."


According to the newly published report, during the ongoing preparation of the actual visit to Katyń planned for April 10th delegation, during the flight to Smolensk, as well as after the crash - Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, constitutional ministers, government bodies and other institutions took coordinated "unlawful actions against the Polish head of state and against the interest of the Republic of Poland, in consultation with representatives of the Russian Federation."

Moreover, as it has been discovered, after the crash, among others, the Marshal of the Sejm (Polish lower house of Parliament) as well as prosecution authorities were behind "unlawful actions going against Polish interest, in conflict with the Constitution of the Republic of Poland, aimed to cover up the true process and causes of the crash in Smolensk, and protect its perpetrators and cooperators."


The planedidn'thit thebirch- tree

In the parliamentary group report it is also mentioned that "Prime Minister Donald Tusk led a political game together with Vladimir Putin against the President of the Republic of Poland". Furthermore, Tusk's government "hasn't provided adequate counterintelligence protection to the President of Poland and his delegation." The most important point of this cooperation was the separation of visits, without which  the tragedy would ultimately have not occurred.

According to the report and to the experts working with the parliamentary group, it has been proven that "the Tu-154M plane with President Lech Kaczynski on board did not crash into a birch-tree and did not lose part of its  wing but fell apart in the air before hitting the ground."

The report underlines that after the crash; Tusk's government "rejected the assistance of experts from NATO, the EU, France and the United Sates" and "agreed to leave the investigation into the hands of the Russian authorities and their diktat." - by unjustifiably adopting the Annex No. 13 to the Chicago Convention.


The governmentis responsible for the disaster

The document refers to "conscious interaction of representatives of the government of Prime Minister Tusk with the Russian authorities against Polish interest aimed to prevent of an independent investigation free of conflict o interest from arising."

Moreover - the report says - "representatives of the government are responsible for the lack of response or reaction to the defamatory Russian campaign aimed at victims of the disaster."

The document also mentions that "the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs knowingly cooperated with Russian authorities during the organisation of the visit of the Presidential April 10th delegation, which was less thoroughly prepared and less secure than meeting between Prime Minister Donald Tusk and W. Putin on April 7th". The Tusk cabinet intentionally failed to disclose to the President and the President's Chancellery, "relevant information concerning the preparations for the visit or intentionally delayed their transmission or remittance."

Presenting a month ago a preliminary version of the report, Antoni Macierewicz mentioned "government of Donald Tusk's interacted and played a game with Russian authorities directed against the Polish President."



Prime Minister Donald Tusk visited Katyn on April 7th, 2010. A separate additional visit/delegation to Katyń was planned for the President Lech Kaczybski and his delegation for April 10th, 2010.