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            Links to the Internet pages on the Smolensk Tragedy

Association of Polish Engineers in Canada, Ottawa Branch
The Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in Canada, Ottawa Branch
The Polish National Union of Canada, Ottawa Branch
under auspices of the Canadian Polish Congress

invite you to the free public presentations and panel discussion (both in English) titled


Friday, 3 February, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium, Saint Paul University, 223 Main Street, Ottawa

The Polish presidential airplane, Russian made Tupolev TU-154M, crashed on April 10, 2010, in Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people aboard, many of whom were members of Polish Parliament and high-ranking officials. The long list of victims includes: Current state of affairs: The group of international experts (listed below), will present the results of analysis of currently available data. The presenters will debate the latest findings, and clarify what could not have taken place, challenging the scenario presented in the crash reports issued by the Russian and Polish authorities. The experts, after presenting newest findings, will answer questions from the floor. Honourable Antoni Macierewicz will provide additional information about this tragedy and the investigation process. This should help us to find out how we Canadians could, or perhaps should, assist the investigation of this enormous tragedy that entailed the biggest loss of commanding NATO generals in history. What would we have done, if we lost our Prime Minister, chiefs of all branches of Canadian Forces, and many of the other dignitaries and civic leaders in a plane crash on foreign soil?
- Honourable Antoni Macierewicz, Member of Polish Parliament, Chairman of the Parliamentary Group for the Investigation of the Polish President plane crash. On June 29-30, 2011 the committee published its interim report titled “White Book of Smolensk Tragedy“. His committee continues to investigate all aspects of the crash, relying on experts from Poland, U.S., Russia and other countries. Antoni Macierewicz is a politician, anti-communist activist, Member of Parliament, and journalist. He was Minister of Internal Affairs (1991-1992) responsible for the police and security services, which entailed full access to the former communist archives, records of communist intelligence and secret service agents. Later, as a deputy Minister of Defence in the Jaroslaw Kaczynski’s government, he spearheaded in 2006 the liquidation of the Military Information Services (WSI), and became the chief of the newly restructured military counter-intelligence service until the fall of Kaczynski government. Official liquidation report, known as “Macierewicz’s Report”, was published on 16 February 2007. The long list of prominent names, former agents trained by Soviet GRU, was published. The report also contained detailed information on treacherous and criminal activities of the WSI that continued until 2006.

- Dr. Wieslaw Binienda, F.ASCE, Professor, University of Akron, Ohio. Provided expert services to the Parliamentary Group for the Investigation of the Polish President plane crash. Professor and Chairman of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Akron. His research interests include impact simulation, fracture and damage of materials with emphasis on advanced composites, explicit and implicit finite element analysis, smart materials, structural design as well as optimization, characterization and constitutive equation development for ceramics, metals and polymer matrix composites. Dr. Binienda serves as co-director of the Gas Turbine Testing Center at the University of Akron where he is responsible for impact, material and structural experiments. He was was elected n 2010 as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Aerospace Engineering. In 2004 Dr. Binienda received a prestigious NASA Award titled "Turning Goals Into Reality" for valuable contribution to Jet Engine Containment Concepts and Blade-Out Simulation Team and Exceptional Progress Toward Aviation Safety. In 2007 Dr. Binienda was honoured with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Fellow in recognition for his research accomplishments. He is also a recipient of the College of Engineering Outstanding Researcher Award and The Louis A. Hill, Jr. Award of the University of Akron.

- Dr. Kazimierz Nowaczyk, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland. His area of expertise includes Applied Physics, Mathematics and Statistics, Data Analysis and Presentation, Instrumental Design and Development, Spectroscopy: UV-VIS, Fluorescence, Phosphorescence, Fluorescence Microscopy, computer hardware and operating systems. He provided reports of detailed analysis of data recorded by on-board instruments, TAWS and FMS logs, recovered after presidential plane crash.

- Dr. Maria Szonert-Binienda, Esq., Libra Institute, Cleveland, Ohio. Attorney, a law graduate from the University of Warsaw, with post-graduate study in journalism, she also earned Juris Doctor and MBA degrees in the United States. Attorney Szonert-Binienda represents the Katyn 2010 Families Association in the Smolensk crash case in the United States. Dr. Szonert is the Founder and President of Libra Institute, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of understanding between the people of Poland and the United States. In February of 2011, Libra Institute partnered with Case Western Reserve School of Law in organizing an international symposium on the legal analysis of the Katyn crime. Subsequently, Libra Institute organized a conference on the Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, and presented Expert Report from the Katyn Symposium to the US law makers. Currently Libra Institute cooperates with the US National Archives on the Katyn project to declassify and disclose to the public Katyn related documents in the possession of the US Federal Government. Dr. Szonert also serves as President of the Kresy-Siberia Foundation USA, a charitable organization dedicated to the research, remembrance and recognition of the Polish citizens repressed by the Soviet regime.


The air crash of April 2010 instantly eliminated the majority of political and military leaders of the centre-conservative and Polish-sovereignty political lobby (the Law and Justice) - the very movement that stayed on guard of freshly gained independence of Poland and its close ties with NATO and European Union. The Smolensk disaster resulted in the immediate transfer of political power in Poland to parties hostile to that formation. The power take over was well-organized and happened within hours and days after the accident took place. The circumstances of the crash and the political scandals that surround its investigation - or rather the lack of it – have created major doubts as to the real causes of the crash.

Some Unanswered Questions

These, and many more unanswered questions are awaiting answers.

For further Information, contact:

Dr. Alex Jablonski                  alexstarza@gmail.com  Tel: 613-820-1616

Dr. Bogdan Gajewski         gajewscy@gmail.com  Tel: 613- 259-5015

Bogdan Gawronski, M.Sc.    bogdan.g@zoho.com   Tel: 613-829-5494

TV coverage:             http://www.TVinterPOLONIA.org


Links to the Internet pages on the Smolensk Tragedy:

  • UNANSWERED QUESTIONS: Crash of the Polish government plane TU-154M Viedo recording of the above announced presentations. Upon completion of the particular part click on the link to the next one to continue.
  • The Crash to be Investigated (PDF file) Press information released by the organizers after presentations and panel discussion: the Association of Polish Engineers in Canada, Ottawa Branch
    The Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in Canada, Ottawa Branch
    The Polish National Union of Canada, Ottawa Branch
    under auspices of the Canadian Polish Congress
  • Breaking news: "Polish Governmental Plane did not crash as previously reported!" "UNANSWERED QUESTIONS CRASH OF THE POLISH PRESIDENTIAL PLANE TU-154M" - Brief from the above conference held in Ottawa on February 3rd, 2012.
  • April 2010 crash of Polish Air Force One TU-154 in Smolensk, Russia - Youtube video Video shows how Russians destroy evidence. Read description on the Youtube, check posted links.
  • Smolensk disaster was not an accident Leszek Misiak and Grzegorz Wierzcholowski talk to Antoni Macierewicz, leader of Parliamentary Team for Investigating Causes of Tu-154M Catastrophe on April 10th, 2010.
    Research work of Prof. Wieslaw Binienda, member of Expert Group for FAA / NASA Air Accidents, presented to Parliamentary Team for Investigating Causes of Tu-154M Smolensk Catastrophe, proved that the wing of Tu-154 should have cut through the birch tree, not the other way round, as stated by general Anodina and Jerzy Miller. The research results have also proved that such damage to the wing does not decrease its lift area or the plane’s stability. This overturns the fundamental thesis of both MAK and Miller’s reports.
    Results of Professors Nowaczyk and Binienda research are the argument for establishing an international experts commission.

    The postulate of establishing an international commission is obvious in this situation, similarly as the postulate of legal prosecution of those who machinated in the case of finding cause of the catastrophe. First of all it is necessary to uncover what had really happened at Smolensk. It means carrying out all examinations from the beginning by independent experts. Expert opinion of Professor Binienda constitutes the key proof determining that the course of events was quite different then it is described by Anodina and Miller reports. The first proof is is expert opinion made in Poland stating the button “departure” may be effectively used to depart in automatic mode for a second approach to land. The second one – chronologically – the research of Professor Binienda showing that the wing did not break off after the hitting the birch tree. The third one – the information to which our team has pointed out many times – that the tragedy has occurred in the air, 17-15 meters above the level of the landing stripe, when electricity supply had been disconnected. Let us add to that the results of research of Professor Nowaczyk, who has proved that Tu-154 did not turn immediately after passing the birch tree, but much, much further and that it could not fly in the upside down position. And also that just beyond the birch tree two strong vertical shocks ! We have reconstructed main moments of Smolensk tragedy. It was not an accident and it was not the result of the pilots’ mistake… [click to get more...]
  • Polish President's Plane Crash Analysis
  • "The Death of a President": A detailed chronology of events leading to the death of President of Poland, Lech Kaczynski, and Polish Government Delegation near Smolensk, Russia, on April 10, 2010, and its aftermath ...
  • Freedom and Truth Undelievred speech prepared by Lech Kaczynski, the President of Poland, for the celebrations scheduled for 10th April 2010
  • Evidence: Tragic Polish Flight Was No Accident - A Retired CIA Officer Makes His Case (Charleston Mercury)
  • Suspicious Circumstances Surround Kaczynski Plane Crash (The American Mercury)