SFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5 Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1071 times:
The AA 767 seems to be on the verge of a barrell roll on impact...
The fuselage broke through the outer supporing skin, and probably collided harshly with the superstrong steel elevator shaft core... resulting in a massive internal explosion and distribution of burning kerosene.
N202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1551 posts, RR: 3 Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1051 times:
No apologies necessary at all, TWA717_200. It may be exclusive CNN material, but it was shown on ABC. I wasn't in a room with cable at the time, so I couldn't be sure. Elizabeth Vargas (the anchor on call at the time) made it sound like it was an ABC exclusive. In the end, it really doesn't matter.
I'm absolutely in disbelief when I watch this first impact. Completely. It's even worse when you realize that the collision of that aircraft with the building literally drove dozens of people to their instantaneous deaths. And the most distressing thing is that with a fire of that magnitude, contained for so long in the tower, I doubt that there is even anything left of the victims for their families to bury.
May God keep all of the victims of these terrible tragedies.
TWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1033 times:
Thanks, N202PA. As I said, it's the audio that sends chills through my spine...
It sounded much more like a fighter jet than a pax. aircraft. Which leads me to an odd curiosity of mine. How fast were those jet traveling on impact? I'm betting it was near or slightly exceeding the design limits.
AJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2380 posts, RR: 26 Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 956 times:
The engine noise of the American 767 was distinctly B767-200 at high power. Only the A320 comes close to that grinding sound.
Not a noise you expect to hear so clearly downtown in any city.
The 1:72 model of an AA B767-200 and a 1:144 AA B757-200 on my shelf are to be a constant reminder of this event.
AJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2380 posts, RR: 26 Reply 18, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 782 times:
The sound I described was of the first 767 hit. The footage, taken over the head of a fireman being interviewed (unrelated) started with only the engines being audible before the camera panned up to the doomed Boeing.
At full power the aircraft can exceed Vmo at 2000', leading to control difficulties. The aircraft would have been operating at high power, but unlikely it was full power.
Ptr777ua From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 20 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 751 times:
Both impacts are terrifying.......I feel like all the dreams I had of Jet Liners crashing have come true....It is unbelievable to see a 767 crash into the WTC. I hope to never see anything like this ever again.