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originally posted by: searcherfortruth
a reply to: wmd_2008
IF a real commercial airplane did hit those towers, at the point of impact they would have bounced off in pieces and crumbled to the ground. They could not have penetrated the way they claim they did.
The bomber was flying relatively slowly and quite low, seeking better visibility, when it came upon the Chrysler Building in midtown. It swerved to avoid the building but the move sent it straight into the north side of the Empire State Building, near the 79th floor.
Upon impact, the plane’s jet fuel exploded, filling the interior of the building with flames all the way down to the 75th floor and sending flames out of the hole the plane had ripped open in the building’s side.
While the 78th and 79th floors bore the brunt of the damage, one of the B-25's engines fell down an elevator shaft and set off a major fire in the basement. The other engine hurtled across the building and tore through seven walls before emerging from the 33rd Street side of the tower. The debris crashed through the roof of a thirteen-story building across the street where another fire erupted. Other heavy wreckage, including the landing gear, also caused damage to the Empire State and nearby buildings while Stan Lomax reportedly saw part of a wing catapulting towards Madison Avenue.
An engine snapped an elevator cable while at least one woman was riding in the elevator car. The emergency auto brake saved the woman from crashing to the bottom, but the engine fell down the shaft and landed on top of it. Quick-thinking rescuers pulled the woman from the elevator, saving her life.
The body of the Navy hitch-hiker Albert Perna was found two days after the crash at the bottom of an elevator shaft
Gloria Pall worked for the United Service Organization's headquarters on the 56th floor.
"I was at the file cabinet and all of a sudden the building felt like it was just going to topple over," Pall said. "It threw me across the room, and I landed against the wall. People were screaming and looking at each other. We didn't know what to do. We didn't know if it was a bomb or what happened.
Again referring to the truthers AND claims that if the aircraft hit the buildings they should bounce off there only aluminium (they have watched to many Roadrunner cartoons it seems.) Above shows that's not the case
That's the first part next I will look at impacts, locations & the fires.
Insulting the intelligence of people is certainly no way to gain a winning thread. And The Empire State Building has nothing to do with the WTC ergo any comparison is null and void.
originally posted by: corblimeyguvnor
a reply to: wmd_2008
The supersonic pingpong ball was doing just that, travelling at supersonic speed, also, a ping pong ball does not have things jutting out of it, like wings, vertical stabiliser and engines.
Remember the 2nd impact? the RH wing slicing through the wall as it progressed then nose out, with the full cockpit intact without a dent (the speed had been arrested at this point due to the impact) ..... then the ATR72 that hit a bridge taking a "little" chunk of concrete with it as the wing disintegrated, granted the speed was not the same.
originally posted by: wmd_2008
a reply to: Zcustosmorum
I am from Scotland SO not my government also my first job was in the DESIGN/DRAWING office of a structural steelwork company so I do KNOW what I am talking about