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1 Poland crash pilots had been warned: investigators
by Anna Malpas, AFP
1 hr 50 mins ago
|MOSCOW (AFP) – The pilots of a plane that crashed and killed Poland’s president had received explicit weather warnings before they attempted to land at a fog-bound Russian airport, investigators said on Monday.
Russian officials said flight data showed traffic controllers recommended the crew divert to another airport while Polish prosecutors said there was no indication they were pressured by those onboard to override the advice.
As crews battled to retrieve bodies from the wreckage of a crash that killed 96 people, including much of Poland’s elite, experts also struggled to identify mutilated remains.