Technical failure ruled out in Polish air tragedy
Examinations of the black box recovered from the airline crash that killed the Polish president and scores of top officials suggest that technical failure was not a contributing factor in the jet disaster.
April 13, 2010 5:37 by kippreport
Black box analysis continues in the case of the jet disaster that claimed the lives of Poland’s president, First Lady, and other high ranking officials. Among the 96 killed in the crash were the country’s central bank governor, national security chief, and the entire high command of the Poland’s military, according to Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal.
Inclement weather and communication difficulties between air-traffic control and the cockpit are now considered the most likely causes of the disaster, although media reports included speculation that the pilot may have succumbed to pressure to land the aircraft, according to the Wall Street Journal report .