Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    I know it's a morbid discussion, but why are some of the MH17 passengers' bodies still intact after the crash? I'd think falling high from the sky, what's more from a plane, would have left no human body intact?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Some bodies wouldn't have been torn apart completely by the crash but rather the people would've died from the impact of it. I doubt they're looking too pleasant either though and it's probably a very small minority of bodies which are intact in view of the way the plane was downed.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    There are quite a number of bodies that are intact. Lots of pictures too.
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    Some bodies would be burnt when fuel ignited, some would be shredded by shrapnel and some would just fall to the ground. Those that fall to the ground probably have nearly every bone in the body broken but look 'normal' from the outside.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    ^^^^

    Adding evidence to above post, this article from TIME states (in 3rd paragraph) that impact at terminal velocity on body "inflicts devastating internal injuries, but the skin tends to remain intact"
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: July 26, 2014
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Did TEF Bronze Award affect your UCAS choices?
    Useful resources
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.