That was initially said by those on the ground too, EMT personnel were used to seeing crashed aircraft sections. The disintegrated aircraft was scattered widely, engines buried in the hole, landing gear bounced into the forest I believe. Terrific high speed impact at steep angle. Similar disintegration of aircraft at WTC, engines and landing gear landed blocks away. Horrific photos of disintegrated body parts and clothing were released to us by NIST. Not for the squeamish so we won't post URLs. At 08:23 PM 7/2/2014, you wrote:
I talked to a person who was on the Emergency Team that went out to Shanksville the next day, flying on a 737 and when they overflew the area before landing, her impression was ' where is the crashed plane'!