Crash of the Concorde
This is the final photo taken of Concorde flight 4590 as it took off from the airport in Paris en route to New York City. During takeoff the supersonic aircraft ran over debris on the runway, puncturing its fuel tank which lead to a huge fire.
All one hundred passengers and nine crew members were killed when the Concorde crashed into a hotel in nearby Gonesse. Four people on the ground also perished in the only fatal accident during the Concorde’s 27 year history of trans Atlantic flight.