Yesterday the world saw the disappearance of an A330 Air Frane during a trans Atlantic flight between Rio to Paris. Very ironic that a day before I got a mail of the photos taken a passenger on a flight mins after a mid air collision, and mins before the crash of the said aircraft
Two shots taken inside the plane before it crashed. Unbelievable! Photos
taken inside the GOL B 737 aircraft that was involved in a mid air
collision and crashed.....
A B737 had a mid air collision with the Embraer Legacy while cruising at
35,000 feet over South America. The Embraer Legacy, though seriously
damaged with the winglet ripped off, managed to make a landing at a nearby airstrip in the midst of the Amazon jungle. The crew and passengers of the Embraer Legacy had no idea what they had hit. The B737 however crashed, killing all crew and passengers on board.
The two photos attached were apparently taken by one of the passengers in
the B737, just after the collision and before the aircraft crashed. The photos were retrieved from the camera's memory stick. You will never get to
see photos like this. In the first photo, there is a gaping hole in the
fuselage through which you can see the tailplane and vertical fin of the
aircraft. In the second photo, one of the passengers is being sucked out
of the gaping hole.
These photos were found in a digital Casio Z750, amidst the remains in
Serra do Cachimbo. Although the camera was destroyed, the Memory Stick
was recovered. Investigating the serial number of the camera, the owner
was identified as Paulo G. Muller, an actor of a theatre for children known
in the outskirts of Porto Alegre. It can be imagined that he was
standing during the impact with the Embraer Legacy and during the turbulence, he managed to take these photos, just seconds after the tail loss the aircraft plunged. So the camera was found near the cockpit. The structural stress probably ripped the engines away, diminishing the falling speed, protecting the electronic equipment but not unfortunately the victims. Paulo Muller leaves behind two daughters, Bruna and Beatriz.