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Originally posted by Marquall
I remember reading somewere that the designer of the WTC was interviewed after 9/11 or something and he said that the towers were designed to withstand the biggest plane in world "at the time" which wasn't the 767 cause it was released later. I forget where i read it unfortunatly or else i'd give you the link.
The thrust to weight ratio for a Boeing 707 is 4 x 18,000/336,000 = 0.214286.
The thrust to weight ratio for a Boeing 767 is 2 x 31,500/395,000 = 0.159494.
Also, since the Boeing 707 would have started from a faster cruise speed, it would be traveling faster in a dive. So in all the likely variations of an accidental impact with the WTC, the Boeing 707 would be traveling faster. In terms of impact damage, this higher speed would more than compensate for the slightly lower weight of the Boeing 707.
There were only two problems. The first, of course, was that no study of the impact of a 600-mile-an-hour plane ever existed. ''That's got nothing to do with the reality of what we did,'' Robertson snapped when shown the Port Authority architect's statement more than three decades later.
The second problem was that no one thought to take into account the fires that would inevitably break out when the jetliner's fuel exploded, exactly as the B-25's had. And if Wien was the trade center's Cassandra, fire protection would become its Achilles' heel.
Originally posted by Looter
I saw the strike live and I claim that the plane came from the North so that is the explanetion. The pictures you see have all been faked. When I saw the collision the plane exploded before it entered the building suggesting it had a bomb aboard or that it exploded on contact.