|Quoting Cxsjr (Reply 14):
.... in which case, the plane would've surely exploded on the lawn first if it hit the ground at that speed, the building would then have been hit by the wreckage??
I didnt mean that it crashed into the ground, but rather skimmed it or made a little contact with it. in the following frames, you can see a lot of dust and dirt kicked up.
|Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 19):
If this isn't AA77, then where is AA77? There's no way it fell out of the sky without a trace and with no witnesses
Well, i do agree it is a bit strange... but also consider:
1. not many people are at home in a quiet residential area next to the pentagon-there is a highway there.
2. if we assume that most people are working, they are not expecting a 757 over there office. if we assume some poeple are in cubicals, forget that they saw it.
3. if they work next to or on a busy street, how many people besides aviation enthusiasts would recognize the sound of airplane engines in a few seconds? my estimate is that most would dismiss it as a loud truck. even if they did identify it, most would be too skeptical to acknowledge it.
4. to my knowlegde, all of the hijacked planes were at full throttle at overspeed at 400-500MPH. so, your reaction time to a) grab a camera b) turn it on c) find the target and d) track it would not be as fast as that jet. even if you didnt have a camera, it is not very likely that you would get a positive ID
on the target if you were working on something else. we are only human.
5. there are many things the goverment does not tell us, leaving 9/11 free to speculation. but, with that said, there may be an acurate video that the pentagon will never release.
[Edited 2006-05-16 23:49:01]