reply to post by MI5edtoDeath
Chew on this .....
In 1945 a B25 bomber lost in fog struck the Empire State Building
One of the plane's engines punched completely through the building to emerge out the opposite side, landing on
roof of nearby building
Nearby buildings were damaged by fragments of the impact and one of the planes engines was found on the South side of the building in the top of a
twelve story building. The engine had flown over thirty-third St. and had crashed through a skylight in a penthouse. The engine started a $78,000.00
fire in the studio of sculptor Henry Hering. Hotel magnet Vincent Astor owned this 12-story building.
The other engine hit an elevator shaft and fell down it
The other engine hit the door leading into an elevator shaft and fell 80 stories. While falling the engine cut the cables on many of the
elevators. A woman riding one of these elevators was sent plummeting downward, but the elevator braking system prevented a basement crash, instead the
top of the elevator was crush an she was trapped in total darkness.
So in 1945 the engines of the B25 could do this, but 60 years later a Boeing 767 which weighs 15 X that of a
B25, travelling at 3 X the speed (an energy difference of over 100 X ) the engines can punch through the
building and land on the street...........