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Originally posted by liejunkie01
So you are saying the engines did no damage?
American Airlines Flight 77 struck the portion of the building that had already been renovated. It was the only area of the Pentagon with a sprinkler system, and it had been reconstructed with a web of steel columns and bars to withstand bomb blasts. The steel reinforcement, bolted together to form a continuous structure through all of the Pentagon's five floors, kept that section of the building from collapsing for 30 minutes--enough time for hundreds of people to crawl out to safety.
The area struck by the plane also had blast-resistant windows--2 inches thick and 2,500 pounds each--that stayed intact during the crash and fire. It had fire doors that opened automatically and newly built exits that allowed people to get out.
I'm somewhat surprised about the lack of clear impression and damage from the engines too. I was at the time .
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by pstrron
Indeed.. There are some odd points to the Pentagon attack site, but not near as many as myth and media seem to suggest. If anyone is curious to see the original material and the actual evidence used in the criminal trial to convict a man of all this? The Federal Government took the heretofore unprecedented step of turning 100% of the material, trial exhibits and evidence to the public. It's sitting there in perpetuity, as I understand it, for a record to review now and for however long into the future people are curious to look.
United States v. Zacarias Moussaoui Criminal No. 01-455-A
In there are the 1,202 exhibits, reports, photographs and pages of testimony used by both Prosecution and Defense in the only criminal trial to yet run for the 9/11 attacks. ( a literal handful are classified for the natuer of material or methods used to get it. A few of the 1,202) Original photos covering most, if not all your points were also used at trial and are among that case file.
**** Fair warning on that, if you choose to go digging into the actual evidence. It was a murder trial. Murder trials are never pretty and Jurors have been known to lose their lunch from time to time on photographs that are standard fare in a murder trial....let alone THIS one. These are also BIG files, which means high resolution of those scenes. That is to say, bodies and parts of bodies are among those exhibits and photos. Nothing is blurred and nothing is covered. The first time seeing some of it, some will probably wretch. I almost did and I thought I'd seen almost everything. Err... Wrong.