USA Today has a different take on the mailman who flew his gyrocopter onto the Capitol lawn on Frida, shutting down the affairs of state and causing wide-scale panicy.
The Boeing 767 that tore through the World Trade Center on 9/11 can weigh roughly 300,000 pounds and fly at about 550 mph. That’s big and fast enough to rip a catastrophic hole in virtually any building.
An approximately 250-pound gyrocopter flying at about 50 mph, carrying a single pilot and maybe five gallons of gasoline – not so much. Most likely, it would bounce off a structure as robust as the U.S. Capitol or the White House. … [read it all]
That bit of deep thinking from the editorial board of one of America’s most prominent newspapers. And they wonder why the Mother Jones is getting all of their advertisers.
USA Today sees only one possible scenario…
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