Photo: Ilya Pitalev / RIA Novosti
The former official, who organized the flight of Polish President Lech Kaczynski, during which the aircraft crashed, received a prison sentence. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
Ten months in prison he received the former head of the office of the Prime Minister Tomasz Arabic. The execution of the sentence suspended for two years. Thus, the Prosecutor’s request was not satisfied in full: she asked me 18 months and a delay of four years.
The court considered the guilt of officials of dereliction of duty in the organization of the flight to Smolensk in 2010. The Prosecutor during the proceedings indicated that the Tu-154M wasn’t supposed to land on the airfield, and the pilots, he said, was not the actual boarding cards and information. The Arab held the post from 2007 to 2013.
In the summer of 2018, it was reported that the experts of the Polish Commission eight years after the crash found traces of explosives on the wreckage and the body of one of the victims of the crash. Russia has underlined that the version about the explosion on Board was tested by Russian investigators and not confirmed, the cause of the crash were incorrect actions of the crew.
Tu-154M of the Polish air force, on Board of which were high-ranking Polish politicians including President Lech Kaczynski and his wife crashed in April 2010 near Smolensk. As a result, all passengers and crew members a total of 96 people died. Kaczynski was flying at the mourning events in Katyn, where Polish soldiers are buried who were shot by the NKVD in 1940.
The interstate aviation Committee called the cause of the incident was pilot error. The Polish side did its own investigation and laid part of the blame on Russian air traffic controllers.
Video, photo All from Russia.