No problems with crash plane, say investigators

Readings from flight recorders indicate there were no technical problems with a Soviet-made plane which crashed, killing the Polish President and 95 other people, Russian investigators said today.

Readings from flight recorders indicate there were no technical problems with a Soviet-made plane which crashed, killing the Polish President and 95 other people, Russian investigators said today.

In footage broadcast on Poland’s TVN24 today, the investigators told Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin that the pilot was warned of bad weather over the airport in Smolensk, western Russia, before the plane crashed while trying to land on Saturday.

Lech Kaczynski’s body was returned to Warsaw yesterday.

Forensic experts and families were working to identify other bodies – including that of the Polish First Lady – but said DNA tests will be necessary in many cases.

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