The mystery of a voice in the cockpit

Artur Stelmasiak

Just after the conference, during which the results of phonoscope investigations were presented by the Institute of Forensic Science of Professor Dr. Jan Sehn in Cracow, a lament was raised among the supporters of the pressuring theory. For, the Polish public opinion has been convinced since 10 April 2010 that president Lech Kaczyński had sent ‘a drunk General’ in order to force the pilots to land. – An evidence material of the investigation does not involve an opinion indicating the fact that gen. Błasik was in the cockpit on the plane – said the colonel Ireneusz Szeląg, the director of the District Public Prosecutor’s Office in Warsaw which is conducting investigations on the case of the catastrophe of Tu-154 M. The expertise of scientists from Cracow is based on exhaustive and long work and investigation of the original black boxes in Moscow. The verdict of experts proved that there are no word pronounced by gen. Błasik among statements registered by microphones in the cockpit and its nearest surroundings. The opinion was given, among the others, after the digital comparison between recordings of the black boxes with the samples of the General’s voice which were received from media and families. It also turned out that according to the so-called commission of Miller, the words which were to be pronounced by gen. Błasik, were, in fact, pronounced by squadron leader Robert Grzywna. He was reading a proper so-called barometric altitude of the plane. So, one more myth was refuted which said that the crew had not known at what altitude in relation to the airport plate they had been. The decisions of the Polish and Russian commissions have been convincing us till now that the crew of the plane Tu-154 M was using only radio altimeter which indicated the distance between the airplane and a ravine, that is, a several-meter hollow in the ground. Therefore according to the commission of the International Air Committee and the Polish Commission for Investigation of Air Accidents – the pilots descended too low because they did not know in what position in relation to the runway they were.

Who found the General’s voice?

So, both the pressuring hypothesis and one of the most important theories of the Russian and Polish reports were refuted. It is enough to remind that experts responsible for the investigation of the catastrophe and media accompanying them, proclaimed gen. Błasik as a black sheep on the board of the Tu-154 M very quickly. First the colonel Edmund Klich revealed the fact to the Polish public opinion that gen. Błasik had been in the cockpit, later there were speculations that he had been sitting behind the rudder and when procurators dismantled it, a mute recording of an argument between gen. Błasik and the captain Arkadiusz Protasiuk at the airport in Warsaw was found. As a result, the whole sequence of events of slander of the superior of the Polish Air Forces composes mystification and not only Russian Investigation organs but also official institutions of the Polish Republic took part in this procedure. On what basis was the voice of gen. Błasik found in the reports of the so-called commission of Miller? The answer to this question is shocking. Phonoscope laboratories both of the Internal Security Agency and police deny having found the voice of gen. Błasik. They listened to and recorded only the sense of words which were not ascribed to any person. After receiving these expertises, the members of the commission of Miller ascribed some statements to gen. Błasik. The basis to it was probably earlier reports of the International Air Committee and the fact that the body of gen. Błasik had been found in the zone 1 which the Russians ascribed to the cockpit.

The theory trumped up of a finger

We were able to get convinced about the quality of the Russian documents, among the others, after the exhumation of the body of Zbigniew Wasermann. It turned out that the investigations in 96% had been falsified. Even assuming that the results of the post-mortem examination number 37 (according to the investigations of DNA, the body of gen. Błasik) go together with the actual state, drawing conclusions about his presence in the cockpit is highly exaggerated. Probably for this reason the procurators stated that they did not have any evidence that gen. Błasik had been in the cockpit of the airplane. It results from the Russian documents that the body number 37 ‘maintained the integrality except for the left upper limb’. What is more, the injuries suggest that the gen. Błasik might have still been alive after the catastrophe. The opinion on the post-mortem examination is contradictive with what the commission presented in the report thesis in which we read that ‘the most serious mechanical injuries would have happened to people being in the front part of the airplane’, while the people being in the cockpit would have had mechanical injuries of the ‘striking and lacerating’ type. Such serious injuries were not found on the body of gen. Błasik and the fact that he was in the sector 1 does not prove anything. Accepting this argumentation, we would have to state that there were more people in the cockpit than there was available space – points out Maecenas Bartosz Kownacki, a proxy of Ewa Błasik.
The results of the latest and the most exact investigations show that the theory about gen. Błasik ‘making pressure on the pilots’ or even ‘allowing for’ their mistakes, has nothing in common with the reality. In consequence, some reasons for the Smolensk catastrophe which are indicated by Miller’s report are only an invented theory. Therefore, there is a justified question about in how many places the report is only a phantasmagoria among the members of the commission, and not the actual state of the reasons for the catastrophe. There is also an unexplained fact that nobody wants to admit to finding the voice of gen. Błasik personally.


"Niedziela" 05/2012

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