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C-130's wing survives hitting building

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posted on Dec, 7 2005 @ 05:49 PM
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The Iranian C-130's wing that hits an apartment building survives a direct hit:




but both wings of a Boeing 757 that was said to have hit the Pentagon do not:






Hmmmmm? Did Flight 77 really crash into the Pentagon?




posted on Dec, 7 2005 @ 06:43 PM
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Hmmmm,

The apartment does not appear to be as large as the WTC nor the Pentagon, so it seems reasonable that is any part of the wing did not impact directly with the structure, it would be sheared off. The C-130 is a pretty robust design as well.

Also it is a much lighter a/c and the reports idnicate an emergency landing was being attempted which implies perhaps flaps and lowered gear were in use, or at the very least, the a/c was slower than usual rather than running flat out as the planes that hit the WTC or Pentagon were.

The MTOW of a C-130H is 155,000 pounds with a full fuel load
The MTOW of a 757 is 255-272,000
The MTOW of a 767 is about 387,000

So you have a much lighter a/c from the get go as well.



posted on Dec, 7 2005 @ 06:48 PM
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There's a similar thread already here.

That plane was probably going much slower, anyway, man.



posted on Dec, 7 2005 @ 06:52 PM
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You can see that that center portion of the building juts out, so the wing wouldn't have crashed into anything, it would have been sheared off like FredT said.



posted on Dec, 7 2005 @ 06:57 PM
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Originally posted by bsbray11
There's a similar thread already here.

That plane was probably going much slower, anyway, man.


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