Polish official: No sign plane crash was an attack

By the Associated Press | March 29, 2012 | 8:26 AM EDT

FILE - In this April 14, 2010 file picture emergency ministry workers prepare to load the wreckage of the Polish presidential plane onto a transporter just outside the Smolensk airport, western Russia. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the twin brother of the Polish president who died in a 2010 plane crash in Russia, said Wednesday March 28, 2012, the accident is looking increasingly like an assassination and called on the European Union to investigate. The plane carrying Lech Kaczynski crashed in heavy fog during an attempted landing at an airport near Smolensk, Russia, on April 10, 2010, killing all 96 people on board. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel, File)

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's top prosecutor says no evidence to date supports theories that a 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski was an assassination.

Prosecutor General Andrzej Seremet was reacting Thursday to comments made a day earlier by Jaroslaw Kaczynski, a conservative party leader and the late president's twin brother, who suggested the plane crash in Russia was intentional.

Seremet, who oversees a Polish investigation, said in an interview on TVN24 that "we did not find any evidence that the cause of the crash was an assassination."

Polish and Russian reports have pointed to fog and pilot error as the main causes of the crash, which occurred at an airport near Smolensk, western Russia, killing Kaczynski and 95 others on board.