9-11 Research does not endorse all of the conclusions of this presentation.
For analysis of this issue, see The Pentagon No-757-Crash Theory: Booby Trap for 9/11 Skeptics
See the comments below.
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The (Scarce) Aircraft Debris

Photos of crash site show only a few identifiable pieces of some aircraft.
A 757 has about 60 tons of aluminum, plus many strong alloy components throughout the plane, including in the wings and tail.

No photos show:

  • seats
  • bodies
  • luggage
  • large aircraft parts

Military website describes piece as:

... believed to be a piece of the aircraft that crashed into the Pentagon

Note vague legalistic language:
believed to be
the aircraft that crashed
Such language gives the authors deniability: by not claiming to know that Flight 77 hit the Pentagon nor even that whatever hit it was an aircraft, they avoid implicating themselves in a cover-up.

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Comments by 9-11 Research added on 9/16/04

The absence of photos or other public evidence of recognizable remains of Flight 77 is evidence of criminality no matter what the fate of Flight 77. It means either that government officials have been highly effective at hiding or destroying that evidence, or that that evidence was never at the Pentagon crash site because something other than Flight 77 crashed at the Pentagon. The talk is suggesting the second possibility. It is possible, however, to reconcile the first possibility with the seemingly contradictory near-absence of documented aircraft debris. Consider the fates of the different parts of the jetliner.

Given the shape of the punctures to the building the vast majority of the mass of a 757 could have entered the building, leaving only the outer 30 feet of each wing and vertical tail-section outside. These pieces would only weigh a few tons, and if shredded, as happened to the entire plane in the F-4 crash study cited on the following page, could be reduced to confetti less than twenty cubic feet in volume. That could easily be the debris we see in the photographs taken by passers-by outside the building.

The remains of the jetliner inside the building came under the control of FEMA, which was not interested in documenting the site, and, as at Ground Zero, used off-site, volunteer investigators. The lack of a photographic record of pieces of Flight 77 inside the building may reflect the way FEMA ran the clean-up operation.