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Old 25th Mar 2015, 22:55
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WillFlyForCheese
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
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If an aircraft hits a hard surface at high velocity this is exactly what to expect. If it hits a soft surface there may be no trace of the aircraft. That is certainly the case for a fighter jet which "tent-pegs" at transonic speed.
UAL 93 is another example of an accident with little to no identifiable pieces of wreckage. Frankly - even ValuJet 592 exhibited a similar level of debris even though it occurred in the everglades (swampy area).
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