On Tuesday, September 11, 2001 2:35 PM Ralph Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org
> And I don't remember what bomber it was, but in any case a bomber of that
> time would be a smaller plane that one of the jetliners today.
> This may be a problem of the density vs. area of impact. A modern jetliner
> might cause less damage if the load was spread out.
> At this point does anyone know if it was a direct hit on the WTC?
They both look like direct hits. For the second one, there's video
evidence. For the first one, the fact that there was no trail of debris all
around immediately after the crash seems to show that the plane was absorbed
right into the building.
The B-17 that hit the ESB was not only going slower and had much less fuel
onboard, its pilot wasn't intentionally trying to take out the building.
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