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With the claim of "95%" of Flight 93 being recovered at the scene, this should be an EASY challenge to win.
[FBI Agent in charge] Crowley said that debris from the crash has been found in New Baltimore, Pa., which is 8 miles away from the crash scene, and Indian Lake, which is 2 1/2 miles away from the crash scene. Crowley said that NTSB officials said that it is probable that the debris in New Baltimore is from the crash.
The debris found in New Baltimore include paper and nylon, Crowley said. He said that the debris found is lightweight and easily can be carried by the wind. At the time of the crash, there was wind speed of 9 knots per hour heading to the southeast. Both Indian Lake and New Baltimore are southeast of the crash scene. [Bolding mine]
WTAE's Jim Parsons reported Wednesday that debris had been found miles off-site and removed. State Police Maj. Lyle Szupinka confirmed Thursday that debris had been discovered in the residential community of Indian Lake northeast of the central crash site.
Jim Brant, owner of Indian Lake Marina, said he rushed outside Tuesday morning when he heard the roar of jet engines overhead, then saw a fireball rise into the air. The wind was strong that morning, Brant said, and within minutes debris from the crash was "falling like confetti."
Originally posted by GoldenFleece
95% didn't come from that smoking crater. More like 5%, if that.
An engine and part of an engine were reportedly found days later at 800 yards and "a significant distance" from the crash site.
And then they changed their story to just finding an engine fan in the pond.
Originally posted by ThroatYogurt
reply to post by Agit8dChop
Why does this get rehashed over and over. Does anyone know how to read?
The debris field that extended far beyond the impact point was of LIGHT MATERIALS !!! Papers etc:
For the first two or three days, Marshall walked the surrounding countryside looking for airplane parts.
"I found a lot of parts," said Marshall, who was awarded a 2000 Law Enforcement Agency Directors award for identifying a man nearly four years after he was found murdered.
"The biggest part I found was one of the plane's engines. It was about 600 yards from the crash site itself. I think they took it out with a winch on a bulldozer."
While the FBI and other authorities have said the plane was mostly obliterated by the 500 mph impact, they also said a 1,000-pound piece of one of the engines was found "a considerable distance" from the crater in the wide open spaces of the Svonavec Coal Co.
Jeff Reinbold, the National Park Service representative responsible for the Flight 93 National Memorial, confirms the direction and distance from the crash site to the basin: just over 300 yards south, which means the fan landed in the direction the jet was traveling. "It's not unusual for an engine to move or tumble across the ground," says Michael K. Hynes, an airline accident expert who investigated the crash of TWA Flight 800 out of New York City in 1996. "When you have very high velocities, 500 mph or more," Hynes says, "you are talking about 700 to 800 ft. per second. For something to hit the ground with that kind of energy, it would only take a few seconds to bounce up and travel 300 yards."
Robert Sherman, a conventional weapons expert with the Federation of American Scientists who worked for the state department as former executive director of the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Advisory Board, and also wrote extensively about F-16s and Sidewinder missiles, looked at the missile theories on flight93crash.com and deemed it "the usual paranoid crap."
"There was nothing there that gets me very worked up," he says. "Maybe [the plane] did break up. A crash is not a sanitary event. By definition, the uncontrolled impact of an airplane does strange things."
Sherman said that if a missile had hit Flight 93, there would have been more evidence. "If a Sidewinder had hit it, there would have been pieces of the fan or the fuselage in a larger area," he says. "If the engine breaks up, then the fan blades are going to come off like bullets. Pieces of the wing and fuselage would be all over the place."
Many of the residents in Shanksville, including the mayor, believe UA 93 was shot down.
The debris would be localized (less than a mile) if it just crashed.
One [flight 427] witness stated that he heard the sound of the crash while he was playing golf about 2 miles east-northeast of the accident site; about 2 minutes later, he observed blackened insulation falling onto the golf course. The insulation, business card, and sections of the airplane’s cargo liner were sent to Safety Board and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) laboratories for examination, which revealed no evidence of explosive residue. wtc7lies.googlepages.com
With almost all of Flight 93 supposedly recovered, there should be a lot of plane debris identified coming from a United Airlines plane.
Your 1st challenge:
Find at least ONE MORE piece of plane debris from the Shanksville scene that can be identified as coming from a United Airlines plane.
Originally posted by blackcube
I am just wondering where are the corpses =P
If the plain crash in the air, or other place, dont matter, where are the corpses?
Originally posted by im_being_censored
According to officials, 95% of United Airlines Flight 93 was recovered at Shanksville.
At a news conference, FBI agent Bill Crowley said that the field near Shanksville, Somerset County, has been turned over to the county coroner and that 95 percent of the plane found at the site has been turned over to United Airlines.