Aviation Photo #0963368 Boeing 767-2B7/ER - US Airways

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WOW!!! I was taking some pictures at the end of Rwy 24 when this US Airways n/c came over shooting flames and making loud bangs. I counted 8 of them, and lucky for me, at least 3 times I got the fire on the photo with the result like this. Those people inside must have been shocked really hard with all those flames and bangs! btw: I like their new paintjob! [Camera: EOS 300D Lens: Canon 90-300mm]
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    Ruben Hofs
    US Airways
    Boeing 767-2B7/ER
    Boeing 767-200
    Boeing 767-200
    Boeing
    26847
    486
    N656US
    Amsterdam - Schiphol
    Netherlands
    November 22, 2005
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Comments (249)

Anonymous
11 years ago
Oh my god. Great to see a pic of the incident if you know what I mean!Thanks Ruben.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awsome shot..gald to here it ended well
Anonymous
11 years ago
Eye witness!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Money shot. Not that much to say about it. Only I really hope everything went fine on board. What happened after the fire? Did the A/C come back to AMS? Any information welcome.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow! I hope that all the passengers and crew are well!
Anonymous
11 years ago
You don't see this happening every day!
Anonymous
11 years ago
A very dramatic situation precisely captured with an excellent contrast of the brilliant flame against the dark shadow of the 767's underside!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent timing of shooting this dramatic moment. The crew did a good job getting her on the ground without problems
Anonymous
11 years ago
I would not like to be in that plane.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Brilliant pic! Lucky to catch such an event on camera!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Right time, right place, nice shooting !
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent photograph by the simple fact that the maker is photographically on the right spot on the right time.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow, Glad nobody got hurt. Great job to the pilots. Amazing Picture though. Thanks
G.S.
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW !!! Really amazing shot !! What happend further to the plane ? ?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Really nice photo
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot, lucky to stand there Ruben!(mazzelaar!) Glad it make it back safely.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Should it be doing that?
Great timing ... although maybe I'd have wanted not to be directly under it, just in case...
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a scary moment for the people on board..
Anonymous
11 years ago
Crikey!!! Very impressive!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow... you were at the right spot at the right moment. that's what make this photo unique!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice picture
Anonymous
11 years ago
You were in the right time and place.
Anonymous
11 years ago
What an amazing picture i was amazed when i saw it.
never going to foget that one!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great capture of a scarey moment .. I witnessed this ... unbelievable what you see, especially the loosing altitude of the plane .. luckely all went well!
Anonymous
11 years ago
My gosh! So many ordeals with aviation this year. I'm just thankful that a greater majority turn out positively. Great photo! It was a very opportune moment for you.
Anonymous
11 years ago
WHAT A PICTURE!!(and WHAT a moment)

Congratulations Ruben
Anonymous
11 years ago
One word WOW!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Whoa! What caused this?! Glad they made it safely, I would have been a bit surprised to look out the window and see fire on the wing!
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW! Hope it made it back down ok.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Scary, but wonderfull shot !
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great picture, right place, right time.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing picture!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow! It's not often we get to see a photo like this!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Unbelievable shot! Hope everyone is ok!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is a classic shot! It will certainly be one of the great photos on A.net.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great photo!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Unusual shot
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great photo!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Incredible, very clean shot.

B7Sté7
Anonymous
11 years ago
That is one AMAZING shot! I cant believe what im seeing!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Perfect! Right place, Right Time!! Nice pic!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great photo! A good one to remember on my 14th birthday today :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
This shot is newsworthy -- it's pretty rare that anyone will catch a shot of an airliner like this just after birdstrike.
Anonymous
11 years ago
It's great! I've only seen a few like that.
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is superb!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Brilliant! Brilliant! brilliant!
Anonymous
11 years ago
1. Good composition
2. Good timing
3. Lucky
Anonymous
11 years ago
WHAT A SHOT! It's rare to see a photo of this quality from an incident such as this! Great job, Ruben!
Anonymous
11 years ago
In my opinion is this one of the rarest picture that anyone could ever taken. Congratulations to the photographer for this unique photo.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great Action Shot
Anonymous
11 years ago
The one in a million shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Right place, right moment.

Great shot!

But best of all, that nobody was injured and they came back to AMS safe.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excelent ! Composition, everything.
Sounds like a compressor stall.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Immaculate timing!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Fantastic photograph, really capturing a rare, but crucial moment.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Scary moment but a great shot! 5 stars for the picture!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very seldom do you get a shot of an a/c with a fire. You have to be quite lucky to be in the right place and the right time, and right lighting.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot, I especially like the way that besides the flame the plane looks so peaceful.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautiful sharp photo, shows in detail the problem
Anonymous
11 years ago
Scary, but amazing, great photo
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot! A bit of a nasty situation for them.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Perfect timing, the flame came out right as the photo was taken, good job!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow man, you really captured a historical moment there! Great!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Oh my, what a moment, great shot there.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Live pic of near accident and the angle of the shot is superb
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome
Anonymous
11 years ago
A very unusual picture of very good definition obviously taken with some care and good equipment. Well done! Also, it was nice to know that there were not fatalities.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Terrific! It arrived safe? Get a picture like this is not only tecnic but also a matter of luck.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing picture!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
SHOCKING !!!!! Professional quality.My congratulations to the photographer.
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Holy Crap!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice. What were the odds it would hapen on a 767 wih new colou scheme!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Michael Jackson!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Ruben i cant beleive you could accomplish this near impossible task.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Luck is reserved to those who dare... A spectacular moment Ruben and thanks for sharing.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing fire dump sequence! Great photo!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great pic indeed. Stunning! Gasping!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Congratulations, really great photo, you got the moment.
Anonymous
11 years ago
To me this is a unique photo. Capturing a tense moment and with clarity. I have never seen one like this before. (I expect the plane landed safely)
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a timely shot, I just want to know
is the aircraf safe and sound after that????!!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Pull my finger.... got a big one coming
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice pic, bet you were waitng for it to go down!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Right place @ da right time. Good work Ruben
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing picture
Anonymous
11 years ago
Simply amazing! You must have nerves of steel to keep from running with this overhead! I would either run or stand there too terrified to move, so you had to be very calm to take this incredible shot! And, yes--you should sell it to the news media! This sort of photo doesn't happen very often! (Thank God!)
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW. People inside must be crying. I don't want to be in such situation. 10 stars if I could.
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a shot! Great!
Anonymous
11 years ago
At least we can see what we never see from the cockpit...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent
Anonymous
11 years ago
Agreed to all. But hey, what happened to the plane afterwards? I think there should have been some news at the end to conclude the story.
Anonymous
11 years ago
This one is unique. Being at that place, to take that shot at that time, and achieving this high quality, that can hardly be possible all together. I'm impressed
Anonymous
11 years ago
Now this is a cool photo! Its not an every day thing to see a 767 using its after burner ;)
Anonymous
11 years ago
I bet your heart rate went up when you saw this! Brilliant shot, and well done for keeping your finger on the button and not running for cover!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Absolutely fabulous!!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a beautifull picture
Anonymous
11 years ago
Freaken scary....
Anonymous
11 years ago
Good timing! Brilliant shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Really sounds like a compressor stall.awesome
Anonymous
11 years ago
Fantastic photograph, definitely Right time, Right place and really capturing a rare moment,
Anonymous
11 years ago
Priceless!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Timing is everything
Anonymous
11 years ago
Maybe the engine sucked up some pepernoten !
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very lucky to get a so rare shot ! Hope the emergency landing occured without trouble.
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a great shot - guess being at the right place at the right time
Carl MUC (EDDM)
Anonymous
11 years ago
I can't imagine what the passenger must have felt like, i would have be scared out of my whits.
btw, great pic !!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Hope everything was ok at the end of the day...
Anonymous
11 years ago
First I was shocked!!!
But i'm happy to hear that everything finished good! Great photo!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow, this is a good angle of view and capturing this picture just at this moment, we don't see it every day !
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great pic
Anonymous
11 years ago
Centered subject,
nice angle and distance
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice but shocking shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
OMG holy mollie man!!!! fab shot
Anonymous
11 years ago
Such luck to get a picture like this. Hopefully it made it down safely

Chris
Anonymous
11 years ago
Ive heard loud bangs from aircraft engines but never flames aswell!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Unbelievable to have a photo like that!!!
great job, man!
Anonymous
11 years ago
The photographer position, the impressive colors, the right place right time, the point of view...the Moment (take off)...everything is perfect in this picture! Congratulations
Stensmann
Anonymous
11 years ago
Right down under the plane was taking-off. That's a precious moment, and a fast finger shooting the camera.
Rgds. Raúl/Mexico City
Anonymous
11 years ago
No words.... Just Great Shot!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
On the spot mate!
Anonymous
11 years ago
The right place/picture at the right time.
Nice shot.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Ruben, congratulations with your day of fame... !
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great photo , i wonder what us airways
says about the incident
Anonymous
11 years ago
For this type of action photo you have to be really lucky. High detail and focus. Dark aircraft body and grey background helps to focus on the bright fire.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The prof who is present when things happen
Anonymous
11 years ago
The right man on the right place!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Good shot Fire eingine after take off is very terrible situation on the bod.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Hey nice picture keep on doing this!

Bram
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow. Great timing. And great flying.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Outstanding photo
Anonymous
11 years ago
Cool photo, you were in the right place at right time fortunately for us!!
Many thanks
Chris
Anonymous
11 years ago
That's a fantastic sense of timing you have there! Personally I think I'd have been so shocked I'd have dropped the camera!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great pic! Cant beleive he caught it! Sweet!
Anonymous
11 years ago
The photog' was bang on the center line of the aircraft giving text book composition. Focus looks perfect at judged at this resolution. Camera or Photog' compensated for the backlighting by opening up the iris to get shadow detail on the non-torch side of the fuselage. This looks like a superb multi-mega pixel Digital camera shot, what was the camera?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Impressive photo taken at right time. I wonder what would happen with the passengers then.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Unique perspective which really captures the symmetry of the aircraft!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is a once in a lifetime shot,being in the right spot at the right time, you just hope it all ends safely.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing PIc!!!!!!!!! Can't believe you got it!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent pic big chap
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing photo! The timing and the look is just excellent to say the least. Once again great shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great timing, good hand (finger) eye co-ordination.... but I'm wondering about the engine..!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Right place right time - how lucky can you be!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot, perfect timing.
Congratulations Ruben!
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a great shot amazing !
Anonymous
11 years ago
Really a great photo!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This picture is beautiful congratulations
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is an awesome shot of the fire coming out of number one
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW!!! What a fire
Anonymous
11 years ago
Cool!pic you could shoot a pic flying away.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Focused and very dramatic picture in elegant simple lines. What every pilot practice in his simulator and hope will never happen.
oy-koh
Anonymous
11 years ago
This picture is just great!
Anonymous
11 years ago
It's just one of those once in a lifetime shots. Being at the right place at the right time. And the viewer focuses on the flames real easy because the rest is quite dark.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Right place at the right time!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Position and timing, the very essence of a great photograph!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot! good to hear that they landed safely :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
On the right time on the right place
Anonymous
11 years ago
Brilliant. Very lucky to get this shot.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Never seen this on a jet. What a chance picture!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I can't hide my great happiness to see a picture
like this!
But I'd like to see something like this live in my eyes.
Well done Mr. Ruben hope.
I hope you good shoots in the future!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice photo really enjoyed it
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice photo
Anonymous
11 years ago
The timing of the shot makes it unique
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a rare event to be captured.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Perfect timing!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Right time right moment fantastic, a little dramatic also
Anonymous
11 years ago
Incredible shot, but very shocking
Anonymous
11 years ago
Damn! big flames.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Really shocking for passengers inside.
But beautiful picture.
Anonymous
11 years ago
This picture is very sharp and very close. Taken at the right moment.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Most of the photos on this site are excellent but this is one of those rare shots with the engine shooting flames.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Captured with clarity the drama and possible disaster of the moment. It not only takes a cool head, but also takes a talented photographer to capture moments like this.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great balls of fire......
What an awesome pic...
Anonymous
11 years ago
To capture a surge on camera is no small feat. Nice pic
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot !! hehe no, but you don't see that every day, right ? I hope it still landed safely =/
Anonymous
11 years ago
The contrast of the flames against the darkening sky and dark aircraft underside really make the shot.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Perfect composure/focus/framing: good subject
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great timing m8 !!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Fantastic picture and good timing
Anonymous
11 years ago
When I first saw this shot I was surprised. Great shot. There are not many photos on a.net of an engine on fire!
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a lucky shot! Nice job!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome shot
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice shot.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Not only exciting but also scary...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very rare
Anonymous
11 years ago
Simply amazing.........
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great Picture
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice an shoking photo.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice shot, with a nice angle...seems that u was waiting to take the photo... congrat!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW!! The USAir 762 NC, is very good photo. 5*****
Anonymous
10 years ago
I can't say anything! i can say just one word: W-O-W!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Heavy pic!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow !!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice pic....I think a bird came in the engine.
Anonymous
10 years ago
You must have felt the heat, I guess... !
WOW!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautifull picture, is this what a bird can do?
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is a very nice photo
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW is incredible,but is very sad.
Anonymous
10 years ago
That is sure a rocket!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow!!! Talk about good timing for a shot. Love the flames coming out of the engine. Also awesome job by the pilots for getting this 767 back on the ground safely. Good job on this one Ruben!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Good
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow nic one
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow! Nice photo
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic photo. Congratulations on your timing. Glad I wasn't travelling in it.G-)
Anonymous
10 years ago
At a perfect time at perfect plase
Anonymous
10 years ago
Incredible, nice shot!! ;)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Superb picture of a flame out.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Splendid shot...
Anonymous
9 years ago
Lucky picture.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice taken photo and a terrible situation for the passengers.
Anonymous
9 years ago
HOO!!!! It's a big roaring flame!!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
It's so professional and good photograph with suitable angle.perfect'sir
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great
Anonymous
9 years ago
Now that the afterburner is on, it should go supersonic any minute! LOL
Anonymous
9 years ago
Good job!!!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
No comment! it's a perfect photo
Anonymous
9 years ago
It's a really shocking seeing flames in engines, btw, it was a really good shot.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Shocking, positively shocking.
Anonymous
8 years ago
*Twilight Zone theme starts playing*

Outstanding timing!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Rare shot! Was this a bird strike or an engine failure? I have never seen something like this.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very scary...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Something tells me i would not want to be on that plane. (i wonder what it is?)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Cool first time in my life i see these things on plane i sure dont want to be on that plane
Anonymous
8 years ago
How in the world did it get that way?! Thats an amazing shot of the plane, that is crazy awsome!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Flames+bangs=compressor stall. The engine probably hasn't flamed out yet or the banging would have stopped.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Flames+bangs=compressor stall. Hopefully the engine hadn't flamed out yet.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I love this picture
Anonymous
7 years ago
I agree,looks like a compressor stall. Nothing too dramatic in the most cases.Nice capture,very rare!
Anonymous
7 years ago
That plane better be toting an extra drink cart.
Anonymous
7 years ago
She's not even cleaned up yet! Scary.

After a few thousand shots, you get one of these.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Ahhhh, that sight plus the 8 loud bangs......compressor stall. Hopefully the pilot noticed the EGT hitting the meatball and brought the throttle back
Anonymous
7 years ago
It looks like its time to get the marshmallows out guys!
Anonymous
7 years ago
I was on this flight, and it's so cool that someone got such an excellent shot. Homeward bound to Philly after spending my 30th in Amsterdam, and three minutes into the flight there are massive booms, the plane starts shaking, and the side of the plane lights up in a hellish orange glow. Pilot was awful cool when he spoke to us too.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Looks like a bird strike for me
Anonymous
6 years ago
It's called afterburners... :p
Anonymous
6 years ago
This is a rare photo, and fortunate the photographer was in a perfect position to take it.
Anonymous
6 years ago
F/O: Grilled chicken for everyone!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Catching the flames at just the right time is hard to do. This is super!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Woooow! I would have been like what the $&#$! haha Amazing picture! :D
Anonymous
5 years ago
Purée !!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Very good shot there i must say! what that appears to be is an engine surge. that is the main explanation to your description of loud bangs wich followed after flames coming out of the engine. this is usually common on aircraft. you were there to witness it and at the right time you got the shot.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Well, there seems to be some sort of problem there, Chief.
Anonymous
3 years ago
The fire is very vibrant, and the shot fits perfectly in the field of view.
Spain
1 month ago
that strong

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