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    Re: Miracle on the Hudson
    From: Bill B
    Date: 2017 Jul 28, 20:12 -0400

    On 7/28/2017 6:58 PM, David Pike wrote:
    > Herbert you wrote: /I see no reason why the plane could *in theory* not
    > have touched the water with zero kinetic energy left./
    >
    > Zero kinetic energy would require zero forward speed.
    >
    AND zero downward motion. Once you lift off the ground you have stored
    energy.
    
    My solution is outside the box, but the only one I can think off that
    does not defy the laws of physics. Leave the craft, unmoved, on the
    tarmac. Have David Copperfield make it disappear then reappear. Assuming
    the temperature remains constant so the tires do not inflate or deflate
    somewhat there is zero stored/kinetic energy. Voila, the miracle on the
    tarmac :-)
    

       
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