Who were the red-headed woman and blond boy hanging on to the stern? <g>
Seriously, I thought this was great and it included something I hadn't thought about before: the bow lost power immediately after the breakup, while the stern kept power for a while longer. Makes great sense, actually, and I wonder why I've never heard it mentioned before.
That is true, without the furnaces providing energy the engines would have stopped, if they didnt collapse because of the slant of the ship. However I dont know how the terrible noises before the breakup correspond with the low angle break.
>>However I dont know how the terrible noises before the breakup correspond with the low angle break.<<
Symptoms of the breakup already being underway. What was seen was the dramatic finale, but it didn't just happen out of the clear blue air. A frame giving up the ghost here, excessive strain on other structural members there, it all adds up. In the end, it doesn't matter that the final break happened at a low or a high angle. What matters is that it happened and breakups are noisy events.