Mike Walter is all over the place here.
In the interview right below it should be pretty obvious that it's his 'imagination'
which dominates his so-called "recollection".
(Ref. to message in the OP).
Compare these two quotes attributed to Mike Walter.
"MIKE WALTER: I just remember that it seemed like slow motion. Again the thing that seemed so remarkable to me was just how this gigantic jet just
folded up like a little tin can. It was truly amazing. I also remember the sound of the explosion, and the fireball,"
"There are some trees that are adjacent to 27 the road I was stuck on, so the jet went out of sight momentarily. Then I picked it up as it struck
very low into the Pentagon. The wings folded back and it was like watching someone slam an empty aluminum can into a wall. The jet folded up like an
In his interview with Bryant Gumbel the morning of 9/11, he says:
id you see it hit the Pentagon? Was the plane coming in horizontally or did it, in fact, go on its wing as--as it impacted the building?
Mr. WALTER: You know, the--the--the--there were trees there that kind of obstructed it, so I kind of--I saw it go in. I'm not sure if it turned at an
angle. I've heard some people say that's what it did. All I know is it--it created a huge explosion and massive fireball and...
GUMBEL: Tell me, if you could, about the manner in which the--the plane struck the building. I ask that because, in the pictures we have seen, it
appears to be a gash in the side of the Pentagon as if the plane went in vertically as opposed to horizontally. Can you tell me anything about
Mr. WALTER: Well, as I said, you know, there were trees obstructing my view, so I saw it as it went--and then the--then the trees, and then I saw
the--the fireball and the smoke. Some people have said that the plane actually sent on its side and in that way. But I can't tell you, Bryant. I just
know that what I saw was this massive fireball, a huge explosion and--and a--the thick column of smoke and then an absolute bedlam on those roads as
people were trying to get away."
He too, must have experienced the same 'gap in his memory', and, as I and others suspect, also been
there to put a little 'spin' on the whole damn thing.