This part of Loose Change contains footage of the first plane crashing into the first World Trade Center.

In it, Dylan Avery claims that there is a flash under the plane before it crashes into the tower, and comes to the conclusion that this was a missile.

Is there any credible evidence to support this claim, and what is a more likely explanation for the flash shown in the video?

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    A missile fired from a hijacked passenger jet, huh...I'd love to see credible support for that! Even gremlins seem like a more likely explanation to me... – Nick Stauner Mar 9 '14 at 12:02

The youtube video replays this part over and over again, here is the "flash" under the plane alleged to be a missile launch.

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Obviously this is a greatly enlarged portion of a video recorded from a few blocks away. It is far too small for there to be any resolution of the details of the aircraft.

A credible alternative explanation might be that this is the result of the nose of the aircraft striking the glazed exterior of the building, perhaps the outburst of shattered glass fragments catches the sunlight.

But basically the youtube video is an over-enlarged small area of the original video frames. From that distance there isn't enough video resolution to provide compelling evidence of an airliner firing a missile.

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    Could also just be the sun reflecting off the plane as well. – rjzii Mar 9 '14 at 13:47
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    I can't even tell there's a plane in the still, let alone anything else – StarWeaver Jan 17 '15 at 23:39

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