Re: World Trade Center taken out: direct hit?

From: Ralph Lewis (
Date: Tue Sep 11 2001 - 20:32:15 MDT

Yes, since I asked the question have seen some video clips that were amazing.
I suspect that video analysis of the actual building attack and resultant
building failure will be a major source of forensic/intelligence information.


At 03:28 PM 9/11/2001 -0700, you wrote:
>you asked:
>"anyone know if it was a direct hit on the WTC?"
>Saw a video strait thru like a flaming missile, detonated somepace
>dead-center out the other side in a fireball
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Ralph Lewis" <>
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>Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2001 2:35 PM
>Subject: Re: World Trade Center taken out
>> 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?
>> Also has anyone done an analysis of the photos and the smoke to get an
>> if the fire was jet fuel, the building itself burning or if another
>> explosive was involved?
>> Ralph
>> At 02:06 PM 9/11/2001 -0700, you wrote:
>> >Two counter points:
>> >The bomber wasn't *trying* to hit the building. And I'd bet it wasn't
>> "heavy" (full of fuel).
>> >
>> >Ralph Lewis wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Interesting that the Empire State Building took a direct hit of an
>> >> air force bomber with a much more explosive fuel (aviation gas) than
>> >> fuel and damage was minimal. Makes you wonder about building standards
>> >> building permit enforcement today.
>> >

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