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    The Polish Interior Ministry will publish later on Tuesday records of conversations between the pilots of the presidential plane that crashed in western Russia and air traffic controllers, Poland's TVN24 channel said.

    The Polish Interior Ministry will publish later on Tuesday records of conversations between the pilots of the presidential plane that crashed in western Russia and air traffic controllers, Poland's TVN24 channel said.

    Interior Minister Jerzy Miller, who heads the commission investigating the April 2009 catastrophe that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski, will present the transcript of the conversations during a news conference scheduled for 2 pm local time (12:00 GMT), the channel said. It added that the transcript would also be published on the ministry's website.

    There has been no official confirmation from the Interior Ministry that the transcript will be published during the news conference.

    The International Aviation Committee released a report on January 12 citing pilot error as the main cause of the tragedy, which occurred when the presidential plane hit trees while landing in thick fog near the western Russian city of Smolensk.

    Polish experts and officials have criticized the report for lacking in evidence, stressing, in particular, the absence of the conversations between the pilots and air traffic control.

    Poland said it would unveil its own report on the causes of the Kaczynski plane crash in February.

    WARSAW, January 18 (RIA Novosti) 

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