Especially when you have unexplained gaps in the transcripts.
What unexplained gaps?
Isn't one of the issues brought up recently by the Polish side, was that the air controllers should have told them to land somewhere else?
Nope, no such issue here. As convex says - they were cleared down to 100m and should never have gone below that. The fact that they even tried an approach after being told that the airport couldn't accept them - well, that's a huge question.
The problem is that the controller didn't close the airport. I suspect that the Poles will be looking to attribute some blame in the direction of the airport staff for this - but really, the Russians didn't force the plane into making a landing.
Some blame should almost certainly be laid at the feet of the Yak pilots for landing the plane without permission - this was obviously playing on the mind of the pilots at the time.
Also, Pilot error doesn't necessarily mean its the pilot's fault if its induced pilot error. Just like someone driving a car who suddenly veers away from a deer charging in the road and crashes on the side of the road can't be totally blamed even if the driver error is technically his fault.
Induced pilot error? All he had to do was pull up after reaching the decision height. In fact, he should have started the maneuver at about 150m or so - his failure to do so is what caused the crash. Tell me - what would have prevented him from doing this?
But yes, it's possible that the fog caused the captain to become disorientated - in a situation of high stress, with seconds between safety and disaster, it's far too easy to happen. Haven't you ever found yourself veering to the side of the road when driving in fog?
Fog conditions that could be created by this?
Could be - but if so, why attempt a landing when they were already told by the Yak pilots that the conditions were dreadful? The Yak pilots haven't denied having this conversation.
Tell me, MediaWatch - are you going to accept the authority of the Polish investigators when they release their report?