OT: World Trade crash...

From: Gene Buckle <geneb_at_deltasoft.com>
Date: Tue Sep 11 14:17:33 2001

> BIG. Really big. And it's not just the size that's important...the plane
> weighs a lot. Imagine the amount of kinetic energy imparted to the building
> when those planes hit at 200+ MPH...the force went all the way through each
> tower, as we've all horrifingly seen on the news. What's astonishing is not
> that they did as much damage as they did, but that the buildings didn't
> collapse immediately upon being hit.
If memory serves me, a 737 weighs in at about 200,000lbs empty, add maybe
another 150,000 for people, fuel, cargo and baggage.

Received on Tue Sep 11 2001 - 14:17:33 BST

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