David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7363 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 25777 times:
BOAC 707 at Tokyo-Haneda taxiing past the wreckage of a Canadian Pacific DC8 on 5th March 1966 (which crashed there the previous evening) about half an hour before it crashed itself. The 707 was photographed a couple of times in its rapid descent.
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 19, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 25421 times:
The first one now reminds me of the 'tourist guy' fake pictures, it just looks so fake (i know it is real).
Imagine seeing that in the distance while you are just chatting with a friend, and i'll bet they couldn't hear it gliding like that either (although i might be wrong, if its a fixed 35mm lens then it is quite close).
Cathay Pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 25374 times:
according to airdisaster.com, that BOAC 707 which crashed in Japan in 1966 had a flight number of 911 and the accident was caused by 'encountering severe turbulence while the pilot gave the passengers a close view of Mt. Fuji.'
I wonder could this accident be prevented if the pilot didn't do what he did.
Positive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 25385 times:
PSA 182 (B727) with it's starboard wing on fire in a rapid dive to the right, JAL 123(B747) that crashed into mount Otusaka was photographed by a villager as it flew past minus it's vertical stabilizer, BOAC 707 that crashed into Mt. Fuji was photographed minus it's tail, engines, horizontal stabilizer and wingtips in a flat spin streaming vapour, Air France concorde, AA 191 DC-10 at Chicago and there was also a photo of an aeromexico DC-9 minus it's tail section after it collided with a Piper over LA.
777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 24, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 25333 times:
One of the most unforgettable crash photos (in my mind) is the shot of the nose of Clipper Maid of the Seas, lying on its side outside Lockerbie, Scotland, the morning after the fateful night PA 103 was lost. I remember reading a newspaper article and seeing Margaret Thatcher and her entourage standing near the nose a day or two after the accident. Hard to believe that 13 years have gone by since the incident, seems almost like yesterday.
It was especially memorable since on that particular day we were decorating our tree, and we normally don't do it so late. However, due to conflicts in the schedules of my wife's and mine, we had to wait until the 21st to decorate the Christmas tree as a family. I remember turning the TV on as we brought the tree into the house and feeling shocked as I had personally taken that flight twice before when visiting my sister-in-law while she studied in Germany. She had actually taken that flight many times before on the same aircraft, and she actually was on the flight on December 19th, though not on the same aircraft.
: Most famouse, excluding the September 11 tragedies, is almost certainly PA 103 at Lockerbie. Second has to be the Concorde. AA 191 and PS 182 are not