In the second discussion thread to be added to the Center’s “Debated Topics Forum,” researchers David Chandler and Wayne Coste examine the impact damage to the west face wall of the Pentagon.
Chandler and Coste write:
“We envision this to be the first of a series of papers that discuss the best evidence showing that Flight AA77, a Boeing 757 aircraft, departed Dulles Airport and impacted the west face of the Pentagon. The purpose of this initial paper is to provide the observational details that establish the preliminary conclusion that the Pentagon was impacted by a large airplane consistent with a Boeing 757. The evidence is inconsistent with theories that the damage was due to fire, explosives, or impact by a small plane or missile.”
Responses welcomed through February 2024
We at the Center cordially invite the 9/11 research community to read this paper, and we welcome anyone who disagrees with the arguments being presented to submit a response paper in accordance with the Forum’s Publication Guidelines.
Responses must be submitted within four months — i.e., by Feb. 27, 2024. Responses will not be subject to peer review; they need only meet the minimal standards set forth in the Publication Guidelines.
The Debated Topics Forum is intended to be a venue for constructive, evidence-based discussions about long-debated questions in the 9/11 research community. It is our hope that the forum will serve as a platform for genuine scholarly debate that produces major advances in our understanding of 9/11.
We thank everyone in advance for their interest and participation.