posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 05:28 PM
reply to post by type0civ
What survives an aircraft crash depends on several factors
Speed - How fast was it going at impact.
American 77 when hit the Pentagon was travelling at estimated speed of 530 mph. Most aircraft accidents
occur at takeoff/landing when plane is relatively slow . Also in these accidents the aircraft hits at low angle
or "bellys in"
Type of impact - what was hit
In the Nigerian acciident the plane ploughed into a slum . AT Pentagon it smashed into a masonry wall
(Pentagon wall was brick covered by facade of limestone) The differerences will dictate what will survive
and how big the pieces will be.
Unlike other posters I have benn to an aircraft crash (Lear 35A which hit at estimated speed of 350mph at angle
of 80 deg) What was left here can be described as "metal confetti" - plane was shredded into large
number of fragments with some larger pieces . In this case largest one was 2 x 3 ft section of tail fin
A landing gear light struck a parked car 75 yards from main impact point (try explaining that to your
The Pentagon scene tracks with what I have seen - large number of small pieces with some larger parts
(Engines, parts of landing gear)