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 The September 11 Attack on the Pentagon  
FBI officials collect aircraft debris

After the impact, debris from the aircraft was strewn across the Pentagon grounds.

Loose Change claims (at 17:54) that the “official explanation is that the intense heat from the jet fuel vaporized the entire plane” that struck the Pentagon, and argues that because this is impossible, the “official” story can not be trusted.

The video is arguing from a mistaken premise. The plane disintegrated due to its impact with the Pentagon at 853 kilometers (530 miles) per hour, but it did not “vaporize.” Emergency response personnel reported seeing hundreds of pieces of the aircraft on the grounds outside the Pentagon. Parts of the plane, including engine parts and landing gear, were photographed inside the building. (© AP Images)