A NEW 2nd Hit Video
Another point: I believe this is the 1st available footage of the 2nd hit from the SW. Previously I had noted the paucity of videos shot from this direction.
Does anyone want to email this guy and ask him about the video?
Further UPDATE: the plane seems to be on much more of a down-wards glide-slope than in most videos; in most 2nd hit videos the plane comes in level (though still banking). The plane does bank here somewhat, though it's hard to see exactly how much. The speed is clearly mucked up here, and it is hard not to wonder if some games are being played in this video. Right before we see the plane, we see a super fast back thing go left to right across the screen-- presumably a bird-- but going very fast, and especially fast for a slowed down video! For whatever reason, many 2nd hit videos have these super-fast birds.
And I can't get over the guy closest to the camera who turns and walks away as the 2nd tower explodes! Who would do that?
High quality for a flash movie, annoying overlying graphic, plane seems slow. Can hear a jet noise but no explosion. This would be 2nd hit video #34 or so. I wonder why this came to light so late (Jan. 2007)?
(found via here).
Full screen version can be seen here.
A few other thoughts:
1) the videographer surprisingly says nothing as the plane hits, while the crowd makes weird muffled noises.
2) the plane looks real at first, with the sun glinting off it, then very fake as it goes in the building.
3) there is no sign of helicopters or other planes seen in other 2nd hit videos.