Update; at April 11 Polish TV channel TVN24 reported the crew of the Polish presidential plane, which crashed near Smolensk in 2010, ignored repeated dispatcher warnings. A video reconstruction can be seen here.
Russia Today reports in english here.
At April 10 2016 about 100.000 people remembered the 96 people who died at the crash of the Polish airforce Tupolev 154 at Smolensk in Russia in April 10, 2010.
96 people died.
Among the victims were the President of Poland Lech Kaczyński and his wife Maria, the former President of Poland in exile Ryszard Kaczorowski, the chief of the Polish General Staff and other senior Polish military officers, the president of the National Bank of Poland, Polish Government officials, 18 members of the Polish Parliament, senior members of the Polish clergy and relatives of victims of the Katyn massacre.
Both Poland and Russia did an investigation into the cause of the crash. Both concluded the cause was pilot error.
Russia did not invite Poland to participate in the investigation.
The Polish investigation was independent of the Russian investigation under Annex 13 of the Chicago Convention, The commission was led by Jerzy Miller, Minister of Interior Affairs, who was in charge of overseeing the Bureau for Protection of Government Officials (BOR) at the time of the Smolensk crash.
The remains of the aircraft as well as the black boxes are still in Russia.
This is a weird video. Here the same video with subtitles. It shows the crash site minutes after the crash. Someone says someone is alive. 4 gunshots are heard. The video was concluded to be authentic.
The Miller commission came to the same conclusion as Russian aircrash investigation MAK namely a pilot error.
Aout half of Polish citizen did not accept the results of the commission Miller.
However the current Polish government will start a new investigation into the cause. There are still many unanswered questions. A documentary on the crash will be soon on Polish cinema’s.
Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said last month that a bomb on board may have been the cause. Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski told the Polish wSieci magazine in January that Russia had “something to hide” because it denied Poland access to evidence and didn’t return the wreckage.
“In essence we have to start from scratch. The past six years have seen the rule of people who didn’t want to find the truth, no matter what the truth is.”
Politicians of the opposition Civic Platform, which ruled from 2007 to 2015, have repeatedly said that claims that the crash wasn’t an accident are groundless.
The cause of the crash could be a bomb explosion just before the aircraft was about to land.
More news on the third investigation.
One of the mysteries are people who later died in suspicious circumatances. A Polish cameraman who was first to record the wreckage of the crash died in Moscow. His footage was never aired.
A flight instructor who questioned the outcome of the investigation hang himself in a bathroom while on vacation in India.
Some websites on the crash
Many videos on Youtube are about Smolensk.
At March 22 2012 there was a public hearing on the crash by independant experts.