Notice the words on the wall "PUNCH OUT".
Veiw through the hole at the columns.
Can you see if the colums standing match the ASCE report?
They can not seem to make up their minds, did the plane make the hole? Or was it "punched out" so that they could clean out the area as they claimed later? If it was "punched out" on purpose, then what made the solid iron rebar bend outward like something pushed through?
DoD News Briefing on Pentagon Renovation
September 15, 2001
Mitchell: It's more to the right of where we were at. This is the -- this is in a renovated section on the opposite side, if you were facing the opposite side. This is a hole in -- there was a punch-out. They suspect that this was where a part of the aircraft came through this hole, although I didn't see any evidence of the aircraft down there.
(Oh really? then you did not see that piece that sticks out like a sore thumb in my graphic?)
Q: Which area is that?
Mitchell: This is right inside the E Ring.
Q: Did you see any evidence of the aircraft anywhere?
Mitchell: Yes, I did. You could see just small pieces of it.
Q: Well, how far in? Again, we're trying to figure out how it came into the building.
Q: Can we finish the video first and then we'll go back?
Mitchell: You can see someone from the Montgomery County unit here.
This pile here is all Pentagon metal. None of that is aircraft whatsoever. As you can see, they've punched a hole in here. This was punched by the rescue workers to clean it out. You can see this is the -- some of the unrenovated areas where the windows have blown out. That's soldiers from the Third U.S. Infantry, the Honor Guard, are in there. And this is the conditions they have to work in. There's the Tyvek suits, the respirators, goggles, and helmets, and they also have boots on them as well.
Q: Where is that exactly? Between which rings?
Mitchell: Between the -- I believe it's the E and D Rings.
And that's the end of the tape.
So which is it? Did they "punch the hole out? Or did something push through?