February 26, 2014

KATYN 2. Danish newspaper condemns Russian terrorist attack at Smolensk

A Danish newspaper Ingeniøren published an article condemning the Russian terrorist attack at Smolensk on April 10, 2010 which led to the murder by the Russian KGB of 96 major representatives of the Polish state. All Polish political, military and ecclesiastical elite, that had been critical towards Putin's Russia, was wiped out. The article entitled "Danish engineer refutes official explanation of a Polish plane crash" says, in particular:

"A birch could not cause the crash during the landing of the Polish presidential plane in Russia four years ago.

Calculations by Danish civil engineer attracted much attention in light of the national trauma in Poland.

On April 10, 2010, while landing near Smolensk, a Polish government plane crashed. All passengers, including President Lech Kaczynski, died.

Guided by a desire to find the correct explanation, Dane Glenn Jorgensen participated in numerous conferences held in Poland on plane crash, and this January, he took part in parliamentary hearings in Poland. His analysis was of great interest because it reinforces the thesis that the catastrophe was not an accident, but a Russian terrorist attack.

Mr. Jorgensen said that his analysis did not disclose the cause of the accident but was only a contribution to the inquiry on the official version. He refuses, however, to treat the crash as an accident and not as an act of terrorism.

"If I were tasked to organize a terrorist attack on an airplane with a request that it looks as much as possible as an accident, I would have done it by bombing the plane at a low altitude", he said.

The incident was investigated by a Russian aviation commission in January 2011, which resulted in an explanation that the plane was approaching the runway when it collided with a birch at a height of 5 meters, which resulted in cutting-off 5.5 meters of a wing.

Killed with 100 g acceleration

Subsequent asymmetric lift of the plane forced it to turn over in the air during the next 5 seconds. First, the remains of left wing fell on the ground and then there was a turn-over, causing all people onboard to undergo an acceleration of more than 100 g, from which they immediately died.

An official Polish report released in July 2011 imposes liability on Russian air traffic controllers, but admits the explanation with a birch.

However, many Poles believe that the Russians were involved in the accident much more actively.

This view is shared by Wieslaw Binenda from University of Akron in Ohio, USA. He is also the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Aerospace Engineering. His calculations show that if the plane really collided with the birch, then it would just cut it as a knife, with only minor damage on the edge of the wing.

His analysis also proved that if the wing came off at a height of 5 meters, it would have fallen on the ground from flying aircraft at a distance of 12 meters from the collision site. However, the wing was found at a distance of 111 meters from the birch. From this, Mr Binenda concludes that the most likely altitude at which the wing separated from the aircraft was 26 meters and at a distance of 69 meters from the birch.

Glenn Jorgensen carefully examined the data taken from reports and applied some well-known aerodynamics formulas. He also bought satellite photos which show the tracks of the accident (aircraft debris - KC).

Birch version does not hold water

After about 500 hours of work time, he agreed with Mr. Binenda that the birch version was wrong. Mr. Jorgensen emphasizes that during the landing,, the plane lost elevation twice.

This indicates that the 5.5 m of the wing were torn off first at a height of about 30 meters above the ground, and then there was a further cut-off of 3-5 meters of the wing.

Only these assumptions are consistent with the readings of black boxes and plane tracks of the plane.

One thing remains not clear too. It is a strong interest of Glenn Jorgensen in the incident that happened in a country, which has nothing to do with him.

"My wife asked me the same question. I said to her: if an accident happens on a highway, there's always plenty of people ready to help. However, if you see that they only cause further damage, then it is necessary to step in and do the right thing", he said".

Department of Monitoring
Kavkaz Center


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