Russian defense minister: India’s SCO accession opens up new prospects for cooperationMilitary & Defense June 23, 13:19
Russia and India to hold first combined forces drills in fallMilitary & Defense June 23, 13:14
Serbian president confident EU accession will not aggravate relations with RussiaWorld June 23, 13:14
Press review: Reinforcements from Asia possible in Syria and Russia mulls data leak woesPress Review June 23, 13:00
2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia is 'so far, so good' — Germany’s Emre CanSport June 23, 11:24
NHL says Olympic participation matter closedSport June 23, 11:12
Russia’s telecom watchdog may block Telegram messenger in RussiaBusiness & Economy June 23, 9:15
Russian warships fire Kalibr cruise missiles, destroy IS arms depots in SyriaMilitary & Defense June 23, 9:07
Kazakh foreign minister denies talks on sending troops to SyriaWorld June 23, 8:05
WARSAW, October 29 (Itar-Tass) — One of the key witnesses in the investigation of the crash of the Polish presidential airliner Tu-154 outside Smolensk has died in mysterious circumstances in Poland, a spokesman for the Warsaw district prosecutor’s office reported on Monday.
According to Dariusz Slepokura, Remigiusz Mus, a flight engineer from a Polish Yak-40 airliner which landed in Smolensk on April 10, 2010 an hour before the crash, was found hanged late on Sunday in the suburbs of the Polish capital.
The spokesman said “the body of Remigiusz Mus was found in the basement of the residential house where he had lived with his family”.
In his testimonials, the flight engineer said a flight operations officer on duty had allowed the presidential plane to descend to the “landing decision point height” of 50 meters despite a dense fog. This contradicted the official version, according to which the traffic controller did not allow the airliner to descend lower than 100 meters.
According to Mus, before that the Yak-40 airliner had also received permission to decend to the altitude of 50 meters. The head of the Polish parliamentary commission looking into the crash, Antoni Macierewicz, believes Mus was one of the two key witnesses in the case. The pilot of Yak-40, Artur Wosztyl, was the second one. The head of the commission believes he must now be taken under protection.