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originally posted by: Flatcoat
a reply to: neutronflux
Point the nose of the jet at a building larger than 24 football fields
Except that his target wasn't a building larger than 24 football fields, it was one wall of the building not much higher than the aircraft itself.
originally posted by: neutronflux
a reply to: bloodymarvelous
You are trying to rationalize the way an individual committed murder on his quest of jihad and giving a score on the way he dove into the pentagon?
The terrorists jihadists were after bragging rights, striking at the great Satan, browning points with their god, not finesse.
By ever indication, he was lucky in his goal of even hitting the pentagon. By every indication he almost hit the lawn first.
I really don't think the hijackers at the end had a specific target in the pentagon, just getting the jet to hit.
originally posted by: bloodymarvelous
Is it evident that he "overshot the airfield"? I haven't heard anything to suggest he had began any kind of descent until he began the circling maneuver.
So either he figured out he had overshot prior to even beginning a landing descent, or he had always intended to overshoot and come back. But why would he plan things that way?