Where it says it was him to decide . It was not his decision to land in Smolensk. Give me a source proving your statement .
I remind you that under aviation law, the commander of the plane has full responsibility for the flight. Civilian or military, it doesn't matter - the commander is the man in charge. It doesn't matter if Blasik was there, it doesn't matter if the Commander-in-Chief was there - none of them have the authority to overrule the designated commander of the plane - unless they withdraw his command.
If he wished to go somewhere else, it would be his decision and his decision only as to where they fly to.
It is not true that the actual aerodrom`e conditions , obstacles or vicinity of ravine were known to the plane`e crew . THey were not given a chance to be familiar with them .
So - a Polish mistake in not making such that such materials were available. They should have never allowed a flight to an aerodrome of which they had incomplete information, don't you think? Nothing to do with the Russians, everything to do with the Poles.
This shows that the commander didn`t have proper and actual weather conditions during the flight . He received more accurate weather report just minutes before the crash .
The Yak-40 guys made it pretty clear to them that things were bad there. Anyway - yes, you're right - and yet more reason why they should've never gone below 100m.
The crew was not informed about the current air pressure from meteorological aerodrome`s crew due to the lack of proper instruments which were exemplified in my previous post, so they had to switch the barometer altimeter without precise data on the estimated by aircraft commander air pressure level . This proves that using the barometer altimeter to estimate the plane`s real height was useless in such case .
Wrong. The transcripts issued clearly show that they had the correct air pressure - no-one has contradicted the air pressure given.
Incidentally - the action with the TAWS device was a deliberate act in order to silence it. They had the correct air pressure -there's no arguments about this. I can see that you're not familiar with these devices - but essentially, the device would scream "pull up, pull up" because Smolensk-North wasn't in its database. That's why they had to manipulate the barometric altimeter, in order to silence the device.
The commander had to do that in order to hear the Smolensk tower crew commands .
He didn't have to do that at all - the CVR recording makes it obvious that it was in the background.
No decision was handed over back to him .
It's an irrelevance, because in the event of failing to make a landing, they would "go around" and circle until a decision was made. Again - quite normal.
According to the results and findings of the report, the commander of the aircraft was extremely intelligent and very well-trained pilot. No one in given conditions would manage to do his task better .
Well trained? He wasn't even qualified to fly the TU-154M on that day!
Extremely intelligent? He took the plane below minima at an aerodrome that was more-or-less out of use in conditions where he had zero visibility. There's no escaping this.
If you ask me, the final blame lies at the door of the military. We know the Polish military is simply unfit for purpose - due to years of underinvestment and problems with nepotism. We can blame the controllers, the pilots, everyone - but at the end of the day, it's institutional failure on a large scale that led to this accident.