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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.
"Traces of explosives were detected on many pieces of the Tu-154M wreckage as well as on the body of at least one of the victims," the commission said as quoted by the Polish Press Agency (PAP).
“Numerous parts of the aircraft, as well as the body of at least one victim examined by specialized devices, including Chromatography, showed the presence of explosives,” the commission said on Tuesday.
The commission also stated that the samples of soil collected at the site of the crash did not contain traces of any explosive substances.
A previous Polish government blamed pilot error for the crash, but current government ordered a new investigation which concluded this year that the plane was brought down by explosions on board.
On April 10, 2010, a Russia-made Tu-154M passenger plane carrying Kaczynski, his wife, and a number of high-ranking Polish officials crashed at an airfield near Smolensk. None of the 96 passengers aboard the plane survived.
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