CTGal1011 wrote:HonestlyNow wrote:*
Good points on the smells/odors. Hadn't thought of that, and I'm very cognizant of offensive odors.
From NWA Flight 255 wiki page:. . . The MD-82 went into a stall and rolled 40 degrees to the left when it struck a light pole near the end of the runway, severing 17 feet (5.2 m) of its left wing . . .
Well, there you go. All it took was a light pole to sever a wing in "real life." Thanks, CTGal for the remembrance, as I'll be using this event now to question others about the 9/11 event.
Those wings and nose cones from the mid 80's were just really not very reliable. Glad to see they overhauled the design in order to make them virtually indestructible come time to crash into the Trade Center!
Did they ever find the nose cones from Pennsylvania, or the wings in the Pentagon? The ridiculousness of it all. Perfect wings, going perfectly in the wall. Has never happened before or since.