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paulthompson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-05 02:38 PM
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>Paul, nobody in the article states that there was a U-turn.

The article postulates a U-turn and you continue to suggest one had to have happened in order for there to be debris over Indian Lake. Not so, because I think the plane travelling southeast line your group drew on the map is wrong. One of the witnesses says the plane was flying east-southeast. That's what I would think, too, which is different than your postulated line. Then the plane makes a sharp right turn, which certainly can be done the time period involved. Flight 77 made a complete 360 in the same or lesser amount of time. That would have put the plane briefly over Indian Lake. As Jim Sharp notes, it was raining debris as it flew over. Thus the solid debris in that area. The New Baltimore debris is entirely paper debris and the timing of that is very vague. Point to me one witness who definitively states the debris reached New Baltimore within an hour of the crash. I don't see any. Plus, if the plane was raining debris over Indian Lake, it would have had less of a distance to travel to reach New Baltimore (about five miles instead of eight - I don't know where you get 17 miles).

>About the statement "within seconds".

Look at your map again. You have people from miles away from the plane seeing it. Some people could have seen it from the northeast at the same time that it was flying over Indian Lake. in fact, we have no idea where she was standing from article descriptions, but Linda Shepley says she saw it for the whole last two minutes. She probably was on a hill. We don't even know how many treelines we're talking about. Any witness in a valley is going to lose sight of the plane when it flies over a treeline.
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