From: jetbldr <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: Seanet Online Services, Seattle WA Date: 15 Apr 95 11:38:22 References: 1 Followups: 1 2 3
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Several years ago PBS did a documentary titled "Why Planes Burn". It had some spectacular footage of the 720 crash that you mentioned. What happened was that as the plane approached the ground, it rolled slightly and a wingtip hit the ground. The plane then twisted to maybe a 45 degree angle before it hit a set of barriers that had been set up to tear into the wing tanks. There was a spectacular fireball and little has been mentioned since about using the anti-misting compound in jetliners.