Elevator

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  1. rogerwilko

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    A question to ponder. Why did the elevator in the B25- Empire State building incident plummet to the bottom? I thought there was an automatic device built in to elevator shafts to prevent this very thing!
     
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    FLYBOYJ "THE GREAT GAZOO"
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    Perhaps not back then or they weren't required by law.
     
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    IIRC it was equipped with this but it failed, either by fate or due to the accident.
     
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    I thought this was a word association thing, didn't realize it was a serious question.
    Pardon my stupidity........................... again.
     
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