Black Box Analysis from Polish Plane Crash Determines that Pilots were not Pressured to Land
Russian investigators said today the black box retrieved from Saturday's devastating plane crash that killed Poland's president, Lech Kaczynski, did not provide any evidence that the pilots had been pressured to land.
Officials said transcripts of conversations from inside the cockpit rebutted widespread theories that the Polish delegation had insisted the pilot land, despite heavy fog at Smolensk airport.
One of the three flight recorders from the crashed Tu-154 that killed Poland's President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others last weekend is being analyzed in Poland, a source close to the commission probing the crash told Interfax-AVN.
Russian investigators are examining the other two flight recorders at a Defense Ministry research facility.