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Airlines Flight 77a Boeing 757 weighing 80 tons
flew into the Pentagon
In reality, a Boeing 757 was never found
Shortly after impact
Minutes later... One hole in the Pentagon and no Boeing 757.
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The very first descriptions - before the mind control
machine had time to go into action - described something
"like a missile" or a craft much smaller than a 757.
- "Comments on the Pentagon Strike", Cassiopae
Steve Patterson, 43, said he was watching television
reports of the Trade Center being hit when he saw a silver fly past the window of his 14th-floor
apartment in Pentagon City...commuter jet
apartment in Pentagon City...The plane which sounded like the
of a fighter jet, flew over Arlington cemetery so low
that he thought it was going to land on I-395...high-pitched squeal
The plane,headed straight for the Pentagon but was flying
as if coming in for a landing on a nonexistant runway,Patterson said.
- Washington Post
which appeared to hold 8 to 12 people,The plane,headed straight for the Pentagon but was flying
as if coming in for a landing on a nonexistant runway,Patterson said.- Washington Post
which appeared to hold 8 to 12 people,
I watched this ...it looked like a commuter plane, two engined...come down from the south real low- Don Wright
It just went "pfff". It wasn't what I would have
expected for a plane that was not much more
than a football field away from me.- John O'Keefe
My brain could not resolve the fact it was a
plane because it only seemed like a small hole
in the building. No tail. No wings. No nothing.
- Steve DeChiaro
- Lon Rains, Editor, 'Space News'
I heard a very loud, quick whooshing sound...I was convinced it was a missile. It came in so fast it sounded nothing like an airplane.
It was like a WHOOOSH whoosh,then there was fire and smoke,then I heard a second explosion
- Kirk Milburn
We heard what sounded like a missile
- Michael DiPaula
A bomb had gone off. I could smell the cordite.
I knew explosives had been set off somewhere
- Don Perkal
Buildings don't eat planes. That plane, it just vanished. There should have been parts on the ground... Where are the parts?
My mind could not comprehend what happened.
Where did the plane go?...But there was no plane visible
- Christine Peterson
One thing that's confusing
- if it came in the way you described, at an angle, why then are not the wings outside?
I mean, the wings would have shorn off.
The tail would have shorn off. And yet there's apparently no evidence of the aircraft.
"- Reporter, DoD Pentagon News Briefing
they mess up the ground
Not at the Pentagon...
- CBS News
It was a Boeing 757, American Airlines, no question...It hit the ground
- Tim Timmerman
The Amazing Pentalawn
The Pentagon is comprised of five concentric rings
These are divided into five wedges
The impact occured in Wedge 1 which had been undergoing rennovation since 1999. Work was within days of completion....before coming to rest in an open-air service passageway
- American Forces Press Service
The hijacked aircraft slammed through the E, D, and C rings...E Ring
Can a Boeing 757 punch neat holes through steel reinforced concrete walls?
I didn't see any evidence of the aircraft down there
- Terry Mitchell, Audiovisual Division, ASD PA
The E ring collapsed
20 minutes after the impact
The subsequent devastation from fire is also evident
What happened to 60 tons of plane and 5,300 gallons of fuel?
What do these small pieces belong to?
A Pentagon security camera filmed the impact
Five photographs taken approximately one second apart show the approaching aircraft
The first photograph captured an image of the aircraftThe top of the fuselage of the aircraft was no more than approximately 20 ft above the ground
The Boeing was flying at
ABOVE THE GROUND
Immediately after clearing I-395
With no reports of jet blast or wake turbulence
Flight 77 disappeared from radar 45 minutes before the Pentagon attack
Flight 77 disappeared from radar 45 minutes before the Pentagon strike
So what was heading for the Pentagon?
The speed, the maneuverability, the way that he turned, we all thought in the radar room, all of us experienced air traffic controllers, that it was a military plane
- Danielle O'Brien, Dulles ATC
The FBI says Hani Hanjour flew Flight 77 into the Pentagon
He could not fly at all.
- Former employee, Arizon Flight School
They were clueless.
It was clear to me they weren't going to make it as pilots.
- Rick Garza,Flight Instructor
Other cameras filmed the Pentagon strike
The Sheraton National Hotel has a rooftop camera
Hotel employees sat watching the film in shock and horror several times before the FBI confiscated the video as part of its investigation.
- Bill Gertz, Washington Times
The film has never been released
Jose Velasquez heard the rumble of imminent death overhead...His gas station, open only to Department of Defense personnel, is the last structure between the Pentagon and the hillside...Velasquez says the gas station's security cameras are close enough to the Pentagon to have recorded the moment of impact..."I've never seen what the pictures looked like," he said. "The FBI was here within minutes and took the film."
The Virginia Department of Transportion has cameras that would have filmed the aircraft as it flew over I-The films have never been released.