posted on Dec, 7 2005 @ 06:43 PM
The apartment does not appear to be as large as the WTC nor the Pentagon, so it seems reasonable that is any part of the wing did not impact directly
with the structure, it would be sheared off. The C-130 is a pretty robust design as well.
Also it is a much lighter a/c and the reports idnicate an emergency landing was being attempted which implies perhaps flaps and lowered gear were in
use, or at the very least, the a/c was slower than usual rather than running flat out as the planes that hit the WTC or Pentagon were.
The MTOW of a C-130H is 155,000 pounds with a full fuel load
The MTOW of a 757 is 255-272,000
The MTOW of a 767 is about 387,000
So you have a much lighter a/c from the get go as well.