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Originally posted by samkent
Who's to say the rope wasn't already there laying across the two buildings?
It's not uncommon to find all sorts of junk on building roofs.
As to the lack of visible wall scratches. It's been 12 years with polution, birds and weather. I doubt you would see the scratches unless you climb the wall foot by foot. Even then they will have been weathered in.
Originally posted by salainen
reply to post by defcon5
Maybe, but why attach a rope to it?
It could be that someone on the ground saw this thing stuck up there, threw a rope over it, and tried to break it free by pulling it from below. There is nothing that says, and no way to tell, when the rope was added to it.
Originally posted by defcon5
Originally posted by JayinAR
Oh yeah, the PLANE was incinerated on impact...except this.
Because landing gear are the most hardened thing on an aircraft.
The landing gear has to be able to take hundreds of tons of aircraft, people, cargo, baggage, fuel, etc... and hold them even if the aircraft is slammed down on a single wheel with too fast a descent. When we tow an aircraft we are similarly pushing all that weight with a heavy paymover pushing on a single landing gear. Gear are tough, and are gong to be very hard to destroy.