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Originally posted by ULTIMA1
What about flight 800. It broke in half in mid-air and hit the water at several hundred miles an hour. But a large sections of the tial was found, and the Navy spent months finding enough pieces to do a good reconstruction.
Originally posted by johnlear
The tail assembly is the last part of the airplane to arrive at the scene of the accident and has been considerably slowed by 'telescoping' which is simply the fuselage crumpling into itself. By the time the tail catches up with the rest of the wreckage it has lost the major portion of its speed and energy.
When you say pretty much destroyed, to what extent was there large pieces of it?
The aircraft has gone in almost vertically at almost Mach 1. There were scattered pieces of debris and the only thing intact was the vertical and horizontal tail assembly, while pretty much destroyed was still on top of the ground.
That a vertical horizontal tail assembly could be swallowed up by the ground after a vertical dive is what is called the "Wile E. Coyote syndome of accident investigaton myths." It is proposed by those who have no qualifications in airplane accident investigation.
Originally posted by COOL HANDThe Navy did not have to do much digging (just diving) to get to all that wreckage so the NTSB could reconstruct it.
Originally posted by OrionStars
reply to post by COOL HAND
Did you completely read that list and all the headings of each column? Did you also scroll down through all the alleged rows of names of passengers, and read what is recorded on each row and each row column of that list? What I stated should just jump right out simply scanning that list.
Originally posted by CaptainObvious
The FBI did not need a massive investigation into the casue of the crash as it was pretty obvious then and still is today.
Originally posted by MikeVet
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[edit on 9-1-2008 by dbates]