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[–] clamhurt_legbeard 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

How deep did they even go? It turns into dust.

I could easily see a hollow aluminum and titanium box smashing a foot or two into the building and compressing itself into a small accordioned pile of metal and dust.

I doubt it sliced 40ft into the building, and I'm sure it wouldn't need to go far at all to disappear into the building.

I also don't think it's advantageous to make up CG clips entirely. They'd have to crash planes either way. Maybe release some fakery after, but it'd have to line up with what bystanders got.

[–] bopper [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Why did it turn to dust? How fast was it going? Was it a military plane? Was there a bunker buster attached?

[–] clamhurt_legbeard 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You smash something into another thing hard enough and things often turn to dust or other little bits. Look at the wreckage of TWA flight 800. Lots of tiny tiny bits, and it didn't even hit a building.

How fast was it going? I dunno, we could probably get a reasonable estimate based on known size of a 757 and how far it moves per frame of footage, and separately compare it to the known size of the Twin Towers.

Was it a military plane? In what way would that be different from a civilian airliner? The military uses airliners for various purposes, but the structure of the aircraft is largely the same. I don't think there'd be any meaningful difference.

Was there a bunker buster? I suppose it's possible, assuming you cleared out a bunch of cargo space. I don't see the need for one, though. All that metal going at hundreds of miles an hour is going to make it through glass, at the very least, and the fuel tanks will shred and dump fuel everywhere. What more would a purpose-built bomb smuggled in a cargo hold do?