Where's the inferno?

The reason given for the collapse of the twin towers is floor trusses at the aircraft impact level failed due to an inferno generated by aircraft fuel which turned the impacted floors into an 800C furnace capable of casting aluminum and glazing pottery.


This photograph shows the aircraft impact area of WTC 1.

A closer look shows a survivor looking out from the impact area:

How did this person survive an 800C inferno?


The second hijacked 767 crashed into WTC 2 hitting it between floors 78-84. Most of the fuel burned on the outside of the building.

Eyewitness accounts from the WTC 2 impact area

New York Times - Fire Department Tape Reveals No Awareness of Imminent Doom

Battalion Seven Chief: "Battalion Seven ... Ladder 15, we've got two isolated pockets of fire. We should be able to knock it down with two lines. Radio that, 78th floor numerous 10-45 Code Ones."

Ladder 15: "Floor 78?"

Battalion Seven Chief: "Ten-four, numerous civilians, we gonna need two engines up here."

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BBC Horizon - The Fall of the World Trade Center

Brian Clark, one of the few survivors from above the aircraft impact level in WTC 2 said this of the fires he saw whilst coming down the stairwell:

"You could see through the wall and the cracks and see flames just, just licking up, not a roaring inferno, just quiet flames licking up and smoke sort of eking through the wall."

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The story of Stanley Praimnath who was feet away from the plane impact on WTC 2:

"As he curled into a fetal position under his desk, the plane tore into the side of the building and exploded. Miraculously, Stanley was unhurt. However, he could see a flaming wing of the plane in the doorway of his department.

Stanley's office resembled a battle zone--walls flattened into dusty heaps, office equipment strewn violently, flames flickering about and rubble everywhere."

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Where's the inferno in WTC 2?