Originally Posted by ajazz
Dood, 360 kts is
414 mph. The plane was diving. A plane in a dive gathers airspeed. It's called gravity
. Here is something else. If you are planning to "martyr" yourself (and parenthetically murder several dozen absolutely innocent passengers and crew) you are not required to follow safe operating rules for the Boeing 757. This wasn't like a plane landing at the airport near you. The landing gear were not deployed, the flaps were not deployed and the throttles were pushed all the way up. They were really screaming in. BTW, the "pilot" was no Chuck Yeager. Witnesses saw the plane dipping its wings right and left before impact and the plane hit the ground first, its momentum carrying it into the building.
An MIT grad student did the calculations to determine what vaporization of a crashing passenger jet would require---and he came up with an impact speed of Mach 15.5. If indeed the plane mostly vaporized, it would be the first time in aviation history..
You don't know anything about chemistry, do you? Nothing was "vaporized" (with the exception of buring fuel). Nobody is saying there was a 200 ton cloud of gaseous aluminum and iron. That is idiotic. The plane broke up and some of the aluminum melted. There were Rolls Royce engine parts 5 feet across, intact front landing gear, 757 wheel rims. They even found the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder.
Do you really want to hear the sounds of the pilots fighting for their lives? Is THAT what you want to hear? The FAA released transcripts of United Flight 93's voice recorder. The copilot can be heard pleading for his life before his neck is severed. They realized that was too traumatic..not to mention inflammatory. What do you think would happen if the FAA gave an actual copy of that kind of audio tape to the news media? I'll tell you what would happen. The US Army would meet its annual recruitment goals in a week.
yes i would also like to know what happened
thats why we need independent reinvestigation.(impossible..err nearly)).
No doubt the CIA has the crew and passengers sequestered at the secret soundstage where they faked the moon landings. They must be running up quite a take-out pizza bill by now, eh?
I still don't understand how people can, in the interst of supporting their preposterous conspiracy notions, fixate on minutiae, like grainy still shots from a security camera, when there is literally a mountain of evidence to the contrary. Tens of thousands of New Yorkers (not to mention many millions on live TV) saw the second plane hit the WTC. What do you think that was, pal, a navigational error?
There is something in your brain that makes you accept things like this. You aren't the only one, in fact, there are so many Konspiracy Kooks that I have to believe the conspiracy center of the brain has some other biological purpose. Perhaps it helped the first hominids who ventured out the trees to deduce that the leopards were really
trying to eat them. It seems to have outlived its usefullnes sin the modern world.
THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE BUT WHERE?
Cue the Twilight Zone music.