Comment: There's only 1 frame...

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There's only 1 frame...

...where you can see the object before impact, at 1:27. And what is it? Well, it looks like a horizontal tube/cylinder/bar, light in color. That's all I can say. As far as I know, the nose of a 747 is smooth, doesn't have any bar/tube/cylinder jutting out. I can see why people might think it's a missile, but there is certainly no way to be sure based on this image.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."