posted on Aug, 4 2006 @ 09:19 AM
I’m no structural engineer but I believe with limited testing, knowledge, design plans, and computer simulations a lot can be learned. One thing we
do know for sure is that a large skyscraper can take a hit from a jumbo jet and continue to stand for some time, something which I would have doubted
Look at this video; it gives a pretty good indication of what would happen in a high speed crash.
The Phantom in the video weighs around 30,000 Lb and is traveling at 500 MPH, near the cruise speed of jet liners, however the Phantom in the video
had no fuel or weapons on board meaning no explosive power, just pure kinetic energy. A Boeing 757 weighs around 250,000+ Lb when loaded and carries
92,000 Lb of fuel. A 767 weighs 375,000+ Lb and carries 192,000 Lb of fuel. And people ask what happened to the plane parts; look at what happened to
the Phantom, completely dematerialized.
[edit on 4-8-2006 by WestPoint23]