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Poland: Russian air controllers contributed to 2010 crash

  • FILE - This Sunday April 11, 2010 file photo, shows the wreckage of the Polish presidential plane which crashed early Saturday in Smolensk, western Russia. Polish prosecutors allege Monday April 3, 2017, that a new analysis of evidence into the 2010 plane crash that killed Polish president Lech Kaczynski, shows that two Russian air traffic controllers and a third person in the control tower willingly contributed to the disaster, although they have withheld details of their evidence. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev, FILE)

    FILE - This Sunday April 11, 2010 file photo, shows the wreckage of the Polish presidential plane which crashed early Saturday in Smolensk, western Russia. Polish prosecutors allege Monday April 3, 2017, that a new analysis of evidence into the 2010 plane crash that killed Polish president Lech Kaczynski, shows that two Russian air traffic controllers and a third person in the control tower willingly contributed to the disaster, although they have withheld details of their evidence. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev, FILE)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this file photo dated Oct. 12, 2007, the President of Poland Lech Kaczynski arriving for talks at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany.  Polish prosecutors allege Monday April 3, 2017, that a new analysis of evidence into the 2010 plane crash that killed Polish president Lech Kaczynski, shows that two Russian air traffic controllers and a third person in the control tower willingly contributed to the disaster, although they have withheld details of their evidence.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, FILE)

    FILE - In this file photo dated Oct. 12, 2007, the President of Poland Lech Kaczynski arriving for talks at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany. Polish prosecutors allege Monday April 3, 2017, that a new analysis of evidence into the 2010 plane crash that killed Polish president Lech Kaczynski, shows that two Russian air traffic controllers and a third person in the control tower willingly contributed to the disaster, although they have withheld details of their evidence.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, FILE)  (The Associated Press)

Polish prosecutors allege that a new analysis of evidence about the 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed the Polish president shows that two Russian air traffic controllers and a third person in the control tower willingly contributed to the disaster.

National Prosecutor Marek Kuczynski said there is "no doubt" that one of the causes of the crash was the behavior of those in the control tower but that no formal accusations have been made yet.

Kuczynski and other investigators made the allegations at a news conference Monday. They said they want to question the three Russians and cannot reveal details about the evidence until they have spoken to them.

The crash on April 10, 2010, killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others, many of them top Polish state and military leaders.