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Originally posted by Griff
The reason I said that was because even I knew that there was a possibility of this happening pre 9/11. So, if I (a lonely civil engineer) can think of this scenario, then it's very plausible that they had thought about that scenario.....because that is their job to think of these scenarios. Are you trying to tell me that the producers of "The Lone Gunmen" could think of this but our officials couldn't? Again....Bullocks.
Originally posted by Slap Nuts
To correct the misinformation in these psots...
1. A stinger missile will EASILY take down a jumbo jet... it has an EXPLOSIVE WARHEAD... it does not just "knock an engine off" unless the warhead is UNARMED. IF it is armed it will explode, shredding the wing (FUEL TANK) and the plane will probably explode into a fireball and go down. End of story.
2. IF you have enough distance it will lock in from the front. The engine is hot from either side from a thermal imaging/tracking standpoint.
3. The plane was supposedly 10 ft. off the ground on final "approach" to the pentagon, knocking off an engine and detonating the wing (at least would have sent it into the lawn (most likely outcome).
Originally posted by JIMC5499
Funny thing just crossed my mind. What would have happened if they had shot this plane down? I was looking at some of the other 9-11 threads where people were going ballistic because they think that Cheney ordered Flight 93 shot down.
Damned if you do, damned if you don't.