Monday, May 01, 2006

Loose Screw #2

At the 22 minute mark, Loose Change, referring to the damage at the Pentagon claims "The only damage to the outer wall is a single hole, no more than 16 feet in diameter."

Oh really, here is a picture of the Pentagon. It is a bit hard to see through the smoke (click to enlarge), but that hole is a hell of a lot bigger than 16 feet. Compare it to the firetruck just in front of it, which is considerably more than 16 feet long.















If you look at the damage after the fire is put out, you also see the extent of the damage. Look at how much rubble is piled up in the front.














It is quite obvious the hole is around 40 meters across, which amazingly also happens to be the wingspan of a 757. What an amazing coincidence!

Purdue University, interestingly enough, came out with a computer simulation of the crash. It almost exactly mimics the damage, a wide hole in the outer ring, growing increasingly smaller through 2 more rings. You can see it here.

2 Comments:

Blogger Just Me said...

Hmmm, let's see, in Loose Change whatshisface...Dylan or something, talks to the guy who works at the place where the terrorist who hit the Pentagon when to fly...so his evidence that the terrorist couldn't have flown the plane into the Pentagon is that said terrorist had a hard time handling a smaller plane. Well then, it's a good thing he had a large target and instead of having to actually land the 757, all he had to do was CRASH!

7:08 PM  
Blogger James B. said...

Yeah, crashing a plane into the LARGEST BUILDING IN THE WORLD doesn't exactly require a lot of precision.

9:41 PM  

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