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Kawentzmann t1_j686glz wrote

Imagine planes flew electrically. All three buildings would still stand!


JudgeAdvocateDevil t1_j693bwu wrote

Maybe, but probably not. You still have to carry the requisite amount of energy to fly the trip, regardless if that energy is kerosene, lithium batteries, or whatever. Rapid, unplanned disassembly of the aircraft will release that energy. And if lithium is used, the fires burn hotter (2000F) than kerosene, so the steel would likely fail faster and the buildings would have collapsed sooner.