The experts who held the exhumation and forensic examination of 77 victims of Smolensk plane crash within the investigation started in 2016 claimed that 69 fragments of bodies of 26 persons were at other peoples’ coffins. Ewa Bialik, the spokeswoman of the National Public Prosecutor’s Office of Poland claimed this as PAP reported.
‘The studies of the experts who worked during the exhumation and forensic examinations of the victims of Smolensk crash are shocking: 69 fragments of bodies of 26 persons were found at other peoples’ coffins’, she claimed, announcing the results of the studies.
Also, the switch of the bodies of two died persons was discovered (the switch of six more bodies was spotted earlier by Military Prosecutor’s Office). Moreover, the experts found a lot of foreign objects, such as bottles, packages, rubber gloves and other trash in the coffins.
It is also claimed that 90% of the documents that confirm the holding of the forensic examination of the bodies of the victims in the crash held by the Russian specialists contains the mistakes. For example, in some cases, the experts from Moscow described the internal organs of the victims that were absent at the moment of the death due to the surgical interventions. About 30% of the bodies were not even studied.
At the moment, Poland plans to exhume another seven bodies. It is planned to finish the process until the mid of May.
Moreover, the exhumed bodies will be studied in the UK, Italy and North Ireland – the independent labs will hold the physical and chemical research and check the presence of the traces of the explosives.
As is known, on April 10, 2010, a Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft of the Polish Air Force crashed near the city of Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board. Among the deceased were the-then President of Poland Lech Kaczyński, his wife Maria, many Polish top-rank officials and relatives of the 1940 Katyn massacre victims. The Polish side suspects that Russian flight dispatchers could be behind the catastrophe. Russia, on the other hand, insists that the airliner crashed due to the pilot’s error as the plane was landing amidst thick fog.