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Smolensk plane crash: Russia hands all records from ‘black boxes’ to Poland, - Russian FM
13:39, 16 January 2017
Smolensk plane crash: Russia hands all records from ‘black boxes’ to Poland, - Russian FM

Official statement has been released on the authority’s website on Monday

13:39, 16 January 2017

RIA Novosti

The Polish government received all the relevant records from the black boxes, which were discovered at the crash site of Tu-154 in Smolensk oblast, Russia. Russian Foreign Ministry reported that on Monday, January 16.

‘The records of flight data recorder of Polish presidential aircraft were checked multiple times – in presence of Polish delegates and experts. After extra sound cleaning, the records were handed over to the Polish side – for further phonoscope expertise and compilation of the verbatim. The Russian side possesses no more records, which could be relevant to the talks in the cabin of Polish presidential plane Tu-154,’ reads the message.

Poland has been insisting that Russia tampered with the tapes from Tu-154 black boxes.

As is known, Polish Tu-154M crashed in Smolensk oblast, eastern Russia, on April 10, 2010. The aircraft carried the-then President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and other top officials who were on their way to Russia – to join the solemn ceremony of tribute for the Polish army officers killed in Katyn forest during the WWII. There were 89 passengers and seven crew members aboard; no one survived.

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