Multiple causes for Polish plane crash: Expert

A Polish investigator is quoted as saying that a combination of more than a dozen factors led to the April plane crash in Russia that killed Poland`s President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others.

Last Updated: Sep 28, 2010, 22:17 PM IST

Warsaw: A Polish investigator is quoted
as saying that a combination of more than a dozen factors led
to the April plane crash in Russia that killed Poland`s
President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others.

Edmund Klich said in an interview with the daily
Gazeta Wyborcza today that most of the issues were on the
Polish side and included the way the crews were trained, the
preparations for the ill-fated flight and a willingness to
violate rules.

Klich is an aviation expert sent by Poland to
follow the investigation by Russia`s aviation experts into the
crash. Their findings are to be published within weeks.

He said the Polish crew`s decision to try to land
in dense fog at the airport in Smolensk, Russia, was "totally
irrational."

Poland`s own investigation of the crash is under
way.

PTI