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Heres A Pic Of The Concorde Fire  
User currently offlineUSAirways737 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1026 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2981 times:



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User currently offlineTy From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2544 times:

Wow, this picture really touched me. May the people onboard rest in peace.

User currently offline777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2467 times:

What a disturbing picture. I am sitting here in IAH waiting for my flight out to land, and believe me, seeing that makes me want to call in sick for my 757 back to EWR. What a sad, sad day.  

User currently offlineN202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1562 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2441 times:

There is a better, more true-to-life version of the photo at the following address:

http://www.airdisaster.com/photos/afsst/1.jpg

This photo bears an eerie resemblance to the one of PSA 182, which was snapped by an onlooker back in 1978 when the 727 was struck by a private plane and knocked from the sky. The only difference is that the Concorde is in roughly horizontal flight, while the PSA 727 was essentially plummeting to the ground.

http://www.airdisaster.com/photos/psa182/1.jpg

Either way, these are very, very sad photos to look at.   The horror comes not from the image itself, but the thoughts that spring from it--what were the people on board thinking? Who were they? What were their dreams and ambitions? What lives did they lead?

It strikes home that these were *people* just like you or I. And now they are gone. May they all rest in peace.  


User currently offlineUSAirways737 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1026 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2521 times:



User currently offlineJeb From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2372 times:

Who got this shot? Where was he/she?

User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2355 times:

I just have to say that I am glad that the engine fire did not occur in flight or over the ocean.



Get your patchouli stink outta my store!
User currently offlineHkdragon2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2363 times:

I just did a little estimate based on the length of the visible flame as compared to the plane (and excluding the smoke, just the flame you could see). That fire extended in excess of 180 feet behind the plane.  

AerLingus: Had the engine fire occurred over the ocean, at least nobody on the ground would have had to die. Other than that, it would have made little difference - the poor passengers had no chance in either case.

USAirways: Where is a better pic? Your post is blank.

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Mike


User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2344 times:

That is true.


Get your patchouli stink outta my store!
User currently offlinePANC09CL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2336 times:

It is difficult to imagine the heroic measures of the crew when they realized they had a problem. My prayers to all the familes of those lost. We in aviation can stand tall and yet accept yet another loss of our brothers and sisters. God bless.

User currently offlineMark152 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2283 times:

Sky News reported that a teenage spotter at CDG took the photo.

User currently offlinePty From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2188 times:

Had the fire occurred over the ocean then those on board would have had minutes of horror to experience before dying instead of only seconds as they did after takeoff. Still, God Bless them all.

User currently offlineFreddy From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2180 times:

Who are these guys?


Yahoo.com says they are spotters. Then they must surely visit this site...are you out there?

/ Freddy


User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2166 times:


These two are the photographers?



Get your patchouli stink outta my store!
User currently offlineAdministrator From Sweden, joined May 1999, 3251 posts.
Reply 14, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2142 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
SITE ADMIN

Yes, from Yahoo:

Andras Kisgergeley, 20, flanked by 22-year-old travel mate Szabolcs Szalmasi, snapped a picture of the aircraft in flames while it was still in the air.


I noticed one of them, Andras Kisgergely has photos on this site. Search for "Kisgergely"...

/ Freddy



Working on the site from morning 'till night that's livin' alright (1997-2007)
User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2101 times:

Freddy,

The two dudes in that picture look a little bit too pleased with themselves. The least they could have done was to not alow themselves to be photographed.

On the plus side, it's probably lucky that they got a picture (it can help immensely in an investigation), let's hope they took it to the authorities first instead of the tabloids, but in this day and age it's doubtful.

mb (very sad today)


User currently offlineMagyar From Hungary, joined Feb 2000, 599 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2087 times:


I agree these two guys on the picture pose like holding a throphy.
Too bad that they are my fellow countrymates.

Janos


User currently offlineN202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1562 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

In their defense, the camera may have caught them with an expression that they did not intend to have. Reuters probably rushed it off to be printed, and from there on to the wire and the 'net before they could even see what it looked like. The photographer may also have told them what to do, and they may have just followed along.

I understand how this must look given the circumstances, but things are not always as they seem...I'd be grateful that they got this shot, disturbing and heart-wrenching as it is, because it may help give investigators some answers and allow them to figure out what happened here. And in doing so, prevent this terrible tragedy from ever happening again.  


User currently offlineFreddy From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2044 times:

Guys for gods sake grow up. I would be extremely pleased if I were able to shoot a photo like that. What do you want them to do, walk about crying all day?

Whether these guys are happy or not does not change anything. They took the shot that will be of great help finding the answers to this accident, they deserve to be happy.

People die all the time all over the world. It's a hard reality to face but I suggest you do it. One day it's your turn and no one will thank you for having wasted your life feeling blue.

Freddy


User currently offlineHkdragon2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2025 times:

Freddy

Forget "who are they". I want to know what they're smiling about. Absolutely disgusting!

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Mike


User currently offlineDnalor From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 369 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2005 times:

So, all you guys that are bitching that the two young lads have a pleasant look on their face, tell me have you smiled at all since the accident????? I'm sure you have.

The devastation of the accident probably hasnt taken its toll on them yet, plus the excitement of capturing such a moment.

Remember, they took a picture of a aircraft on fire, not of people dying!

Will you all be so equally disgusted at the news coverage of the post accident scene and of the grieving relatives and friends to decide not to watch it all??? I doubt it very much.

It's all so easy to sit back and be so righteous about it all, but I bet if any of you (with negative comments about those young men) took that pic and had just been paid a healthy sum for it by an international news agency that you'd be smiling too!


User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10699 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (14 years 1 month 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1970 times:

Don´t damn these guys. They are not really smiling because of happiness. What will be the expression on your face, if you appear in the world press for the first time? Most people smile slightly when they feel a bit uncertain in a new uncommon situation.

User currently offlineRapo From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 395 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (14 years 1 month 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1950 times:

I agree. Lighten up. These guys didn't cause the crash and I highly doubt that they are pleased with the fact that the flight went down. They're just like you and me - plane freaks (who happened to be at the right place at the right time).

User currently offlineJamesw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (14 years 1 month 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1967 times:

I bet there are more photos out there, we are yet to see maybe amature video footage. Paris CDG was very popular with spotters many gathering to watch Concorde.

User currently offlineBoeing727 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 954 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (14 years 1 month 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1951 times:

I heard from a relative of mine in Germany that there is supposedly an amateur film of the event out there...
Tragic

Boeing727


25 Dee-see-eit : Yes: I've just seen the amateur video taken from a truck going on a highway near CDG. The images are very impressive indeed. The fire and smoke trail
26 Post contains images N202PA : Amazing... Where did you see this? Was it on television, or did it come from other sources? From your description, I'm guessing that these images will
27 Dee-see-eit : I saw it 30 min ago on a spanish TV station, but did not see it on any other (even CNN or German stations) yet. I think the guy of the tape has done s
28 Post contains images Trintocan : I give full credit to the 2 Hungarian guys who took that heart-rending photo. That they, while plane-spotting in Europe by driving from city to city,
29 Post contains links Mika : Here´s a link to the video clip of the concorde when it passes the freeway taken from a passing truck. May all the people who died in this horrific d
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