Surviving Pentagon Evidence
Eyewitness Reports, Photos, and Other Pentagon Attack Evidence
As was the case in New York City, virtually all of the credible evidence concerning the September 11th attack on the Pentagon was gathered by individuals not acting in an official capacity. A number of photographs by passers-by documented the damage to the Pentagon in the minutes after the attack before the section overhanging the impact zone collapsed. Accounts of numerous attack eyewitnesses reproduced in diverse publications recorded impressions of the attack itself. The World Wide Web facilitated the compilation of these two bodies of evidence by citizen investigators such as Eric Bart.
Unlike the attack on New York City, no photographs or videos available to the public show the moments of the attack, except for two videos from Pentagon security cameras. The leaking of five frames from one of these cameras in 2002 helped to fuel no-jetliner theories for years. The video released in 2006, which still doesn't show the jetliner, seems calculated to continue to feed the no-jetliner theories.
Other surviving evidence, such as photographs of the inside of the damaged portion of the Pentagon, are also of questionable value, since they were presumably released only at the discretion of officials in control of the crime scene.