Missile Impact Images

Published by Steve De'ak on

I was reminded of the Gettysburg museum when I saw the damage to the WTC.
The cladding was pushed out, but not severed, by a missile warhead passing between the cladding and the column.
Purdue got it wrong. How could they have missed the evidence of the lateral impact of small projectiles?

Wing spars are meant for horizontal loads.  They are not meant for slicing through steel columns:

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This is how the NIST explained it:

wing burst

Right corner:


Victoria · June 12, 2013 at 11:17 am

Are all these pictures of the north tower?

    Yankee451 · June 12, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Yes, North Tower. Despite the worlds’ cameras being trained on the WTC by the time the second tower was hit, this is the only decent image I can find of the South Tower gash. It is enhanced and I can find no source for it. Curious, eh? 😉


Victoria · June 12, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Definitely curious, like so many things that happened on that day…

…and not a SCRAP of plane debris…

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