reply to post by stigup
Ridicule all you want, but, your error is in assuming an airplane is a solid mass of steel.
Sure, they're heavy, and they have lots of metal bits and pieces, but please consider that airplanes are made to be a lightweight as they possibly
Further, most of the BULK of the airplane, the very middle part, is made up of AIR, and soft stuff like passengers.
Solid piece of steel. I think not.
I further suggest you browse the web for pictures of big-rig trucks that have had run ins with things like telephone poles, bridge supports, and other
things somewhat similar to the things that a building of substantial height would be potentially be made from from a structural stability and
resistence to impact standpoint.
Big-rig trucks only travelling at a mere 70 miles an hour will often show surprising degrees of destruction compared to the relatively minimal if any
sign of damage shown on the bridge/overpass support.
You're entitled to whatever bias and opinion you want to have. I'm just explaining the facts and expected outcome of a hypothetical situation
regardless of whether that hypothetical situation happened the way you want to think or believe it happened.
If you're just looking for validation of a preconception, please, just say so. We'll pat you on the head and say things like 'that's nice', and all
the people that agree with you will agree with you.
There's no need for you to get all hostile and sarcastic at me, but, if that's how you want to be ... eh, them's your stripes to show.
edit on 15-4-2012 by Druscilla because: (no reason given)