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Originally posted by GenRadek
Literally went into the ground. Where else was it suppose to go? Bounce like a superball into the air? My side is hurting from laughing so hard.
Plane goes into an inverted nosedive and hits the ground. Ergo it LITERALLY WENT INTO THE GROUND. Is english your first language SPreston? Because if it isn't I'll forgive your inability to understand the nuances of the language and the speaking style of people. The guy describes what the plane did.
here is another video of a plane "literally going into the ground":
...someone describing how the plane crashed into the ground is hilarious.
But to hang your argument that the plane debris was buried..
Originally posted by GenRadek
Well, i can also see that you too really don't fully understand the nuances of people's speaking styles in the english language.
1. To the inside or interior of: went into the house.
3. Usage Problem
1. Really; actually:
Why is it a big deal mentioning that someone said "literally went into the ground", and that somehow this means that the plane buried x% into it?
Nice try with the "stundie award" bit though. Hey, I'm not the one who is trying twist words into meaning something else.
How much do I think was buried in the crater? Hell, I dont know.
Its like you are all behaving as if this is some sort of brand new phenomenon that was only ever seen in the Flight 93 crash and never ever ever in any other recorded crash in all of aeronautical history.
Guys, its pathetic. Grow up!
"92%-93% of the remains of the aircraft and the people are still in that hole." - BARRY LICHTY, Mayor of Indian Lake
According to eyewitnesses, Flight 93 plunged into the ground at high speed along a nearly vertical trajectory. The plane was apparently shredded on impact, and mostly buried, leaving an impact crater more than 80 feet long and 14 feet deep.
Originally posted by hooper
Give it up, there is no official documentation, so no one is lying, and only you care.
I was on my back porch when it happened. It was on final approach like most aircraft in that flight path. It just rolled over to the right and went straight into the ground. I did the FOD walk to find survivors but of course there were none. Most of the aircraft went into the ground.
Posted Dec-25-2008 by "darkwing_719"
Riveting real time account of 9/11 and United 93, September 11, 2006
By ROBERT F. Areddy
Second, to those who believe in the "Loose-Change" nonsense. The LC folks can't even get their own stories straight. In LC1, they said United 93 was shot down, then in LC2, they said the flight never crashed in PA. Ooooookkkkk.
This film is so well researched and so well shot that it borders on a documentary. Obviously the one thing missing are the actual conversations and final details of what happened on Flight 93 as it went into the ground.
17th December 2006, 03:13 PM
I shot a bullet into the ground it was buried.
The plane went into the ground it was buried.
He is right they are different they both buried themselves in the ground, one in my backyard, one in PA.
robert thel liberal
May 12 2009, 05:00 PM
Mosot of the wreckage, from some point aft of the wings, was buried in the ground. This is relatively lose soil and rocks, glacial till brought in from elsewhere to fill in an abandoned pit mine. Note that the soil is piled up about four or five feet high down-range, consistant with having had such a large object inserted inder it.
Here on this mound and elsewhere, in hundreds of face-to-face conversations and on the telephone, Miller explains to families from New Jersey to Berkeley to Japan to Germany the grisly calculus of what happened to their loved ones: The Boeing 757 still heavily laden with jet fuel slammed at about 575 mph almost straight down into a rolling patch of grassy land that had long ago been strip-mined for coal. The impact spewed a fireball of horrific force across hundreds of acres of towering hemlocks and other trees, setting many ablaze. The fuselage burrowed straight into the earth so forcefully that one of the "black boxes" was recovered at a depth of 25 feet under the ground.
Day of remembrance
David Westphal; News Tribune Washington Bureau
At 10:06 a.m., the final services began on a field near Shanksville, Pa., where United Flight 93 burrowed into the ground when passengers thwarted terrorists' plans to crash the plane into the Capitol or the White House.
The day that changed America
By Robb Frederick, TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Wednesday, September 11, 2002
The plane pitched, then rolled, belly up. It hit nose-first, like a lawn dart. It disintegrated, digging more than 30 feet into the earth, which was spongy from the old mine work.
Town embraces role it never sought
The Standard-Times on September 11, 2002.
The strip mine is composed of very soft black soil, and searchers said much of the wreckage was found buried 20 to 25 feet below the large crater.
Small town shoulders a nation's grief
© St. Petersburg Times
published September 10, 2003
The site had been mined for coal, then refilled with dirt. It was still soft when Flight 93 crashed, and firefighters said the Boeing 757 tunneled right in. They had to dig 15 feet to find it.
At Flight 93 crash site, family members return; lack of hoopla welcome
Friday, September 12, 2003
By Marylynne Pitz, Post-Gazette Staff Writer
STONYCREEK, Pa. -- Bagpipe music drifted over a hill and into this tranquil valley as nearly 40 family members returned to weep, pray and leave flowers on the ground that swallowed their loved ones on Sept. 11, 2001.
Flight 93 caretakers
September 11, 2008
Waiting to hear stories about the brave passengers and crew of doomed Flight93, waiting to pay their respects, waiting to sit on benches and gaze across a field decorated with white Queen Anne's lace to the spot where a streaking jet was swallowed up by the earth.
Terrorism awakened a sleepy Shanksville
Gannett News Service
After buzzing Somerset County, Flight 93 burrowed into a secluded field that was a reclaimed strip mine, two miles from the district’s only school and its 500 pre-kindergarten to senior high school students.
Pennsylvania Firefighters Share Bond With Flight 93 Families
Dave Andolina, who drove the Central City fire engine to the crash, said it was a hopeless feeling when he arrived. "There was nothing. There were a few spot fires. There were no big pieces, nothing."
Shanksville Chief Terry Shaffer said the earth literally opened, swallowed the aircraft and closed up. He said the ground at the site was soft because it had been a strip mine.
BATTLE FOR FLIGHT 93
There was not much left at the crash site. The impact of the fireball from the jet-fuel loaded 757 scorched hundreds of acres of earth around the site and set the surrounding trees ablaze for hours. The fuselage had burrowed so far into the earth that the "black box" was found at a depth of 25 feet below ground .
Sacred Ground in Pennsylvania
St. Anthony Messenger
But it took a while to identify the exact location of impact because there was no plane visible. Sally remembers Jamie phoning them from the site and saying, “There is no plane there, believe me.”
The location was eventually determined because of some disturbed ground in front of a grove of charred evergreens, explains Jamie. The ground had swallowed up much of the wreckage.
Memories of Flight 93 crash still fresh at 5-year anniversary
Sunday, September 03, 2006
State police Maj. Frank Monaco remembers the crash site as a "smoking hole in the ground."
"It didn't look like a plane crash," says Maj. Monaco, 56, from New Kensington.
The plane had burrowed into the soft, reclaimed earth of the former strip mine and crumpled like an accordion, he says
Sunday, September 8, 2002
At 9:39 a.m., American Flight 77 burrowed into the side of the Pentagon.
Lisa Beamer's version of the crash site (as told in her 2002 book):
"I didn't see a single piece of airplane anywhere. The authorities said that they had found a few engine parts, one large piece in a pond about half a mile away, and some small fragments about the size of a notebook. Other than that, the plane had totally disintegrated. Tiny pieces of plane debris were embedded in the trees surrounding the site. More than 400 rescue workers had combed the area searching for fragments or anything that could identify victims. Little could be found. Because of the reclaimed strip mine, the ground was softer than other surrounding areas. The plane had pierced the earth like a spoon in a cup of coffee: the spoon forced the coffee back, and then the coffee immediately closed around the spoon as though nothing had troubled the surface. Anything that remained of Flight 93 was buried deep in the ground."
The above can be found on page 231.
Originally posted by tezzajw
However, hooper has already trumped you... there isn't an official government report about it, so they can't be held responsible for any claims.
Flight 93 fragmented violently upon impact. Most of the aircraft wreckage was found near the impact crater. Investigators found some very light debris including paper and nylon scattered up to eight miles (13 km) from the impact point in New Baltimore, Pennsylvania. Other tiny aircraft fragments were found 1.5 miles (2.4 km) away at Indian Lake, Pennsylvania.