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NOT like some blokes passport in his pocket in an intense fireball that managed to vaporise everyone EXCEPT his passport
Book: 18 percent
Mobile phone: 9 percent
Magazine or newspaper: 8 percent
Clothes: 8 percent
Glasses or sunglasses: 8 percent
Headphones: 6 percent
Passport or identity documents: 5 percent
Camera: 3 percent
iPad: 3 percent
Food: 3 percent
Flight 93 victims' effects to go back to families
Those items, such as a wedding ring and other jewelry, photos, credit cards, purses and their contents, shoes, a wallet and currency, are among seven boxes of identified personal effects salvaged from the site.
originally posted by: PhyllidaDavenport
I was referring to and reiterating the persistent statement of the melted and weakened steel girders from the OS story
the unlikelihood of a passport coming to land on top of a pile of rubble conveniently so that it would be easy to find after half a million tons of steel and concrete had crashed all around!
Suqami's passport was found by a passerby (identity unknown), reportedly in the vicinity of Vesey Street, before the towers collapsed. (This was mistakenly reported by many news outlets to be Mohamed Atta's passport.)
Mrs. Snyder, a customer service representative at a grocery store, has discovered that she has one of only two pieces of mail known to have been recovered from the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center. At least one auction house has contacted her, saying she could sell the letter for tens of thousands of dollars.
“On Albany Street, two blocks south of WTC 2, Two men examine a seat cushion from AA Flight 11. 8:52 a.m”.
originally posted by: samkent
a reply to: PhyllidaDavenport
We see plane parts fly out the far side of the building.
They found body parts on the ground before the collapse.
You can see pictures and video of both.
Why not a passport?
The issue of why the passport was undamaged is a diversion. It's NOT the problem. Of course there is a chance it could have escaped being burnt.
The real issue you are all missing is the unlikelihood of a passport coming to land on top of a pile of rubble conveniently so that it would be easy to find after half a million tons of steel and concrete had crashed all around!
Another related question would be: "If I were planning to hijack a plane out of Boston early on a Tuesday morning, why on earth would I drive past Boston up to Portland? Why would I take the chance of early morning fog in Maine, or a mechanical issue with the commuter plane, or any other issues, drive past Boston up to Portland?"