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Friday, July 29, 2011

Russian air traffic controllers blamed for plane crash which killed Polish president - 29th July 2011

Russian air traffic controllers have been blamed for the plane crash which killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others.

A Polish report has stated they gave incorrect and confusing landing instructions to pilots - and has put further strain on the relationship between the two neighbours.

But it also heavily criticised Polish officials and procedures, and has seen the immediate resignation of Defence Minister Bogdan Klich - whose department oversaw the training of the crew of the doomed flight.

Today's report challenges a Russian aviation commission report, published in January, that put sole blame for the disaster on Polish officials.

That report struck Poles as an attempt to avoid any responsibility for the plane crash in heavy fog at a rudimentary airport near Smolensk.

Since then Poland has eagerly awaited its own experts' report. Read More