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A Daredevil's Final Jump
Russian daredevil Pavel Kashin was a notable Parkour enthusiast who went to great lengths to fulfill his passion. In an attempt to back flip off a roof wall, he lost his balance and fell 16 stories to his gruesome death. His friends captured the chilling effort.
TransAsia Airlines Flight 235
This 2015 domestic flight crashed shortly after takeoff when one of its engines suffered a flameout. The plane clipped a taxi, plummeted into the Keelung River, and took the lives of all but 15 of the 53 passengers and five crew on board.
Jayan's Deadly Stunt
Famous Indian actor Krishnan Nair, popularly known as Jayan, was filming a climactic scene on the set of Kolilakkam in 1980 before this helicopter crashed with the actor dangling from its landing skids. Jayan later succumbed to his injuries.
The Falls Fail
Daredevil Robert Overacker attempted to jet ski over Niagara Falls in 1995 to raise awareness for the homeless. His parachute was defective, and Overacker fell to his death.
Air France Flight 4590
The year was 2000 when Flight 4590 ran over debris on the runway, blew a tire, and suffered a puncture in its fuel tank that led to a fiery tragedy, causing it to crash into a nearby hotel. All 109 aboard, as well as four on the ground, died.
10 Seconds Before Plummeting
Thrill-seeker Andry Retrovesky often risked his life to pose for photos. Just seconds after performing this stunt, the teen fell nine stories and died two hours later.
The Carterton Hot Air Balloon Crash
In 2012, what was supposed to be a lovely scenic ride on a hot air balloon in Carterton, New Zealand turned into chaos when the balloon crashed into high voltage power lines. All 12 people aboard were killed.
The Beginning Of A Mass Grave
This haunting image, taken in 2002, shows Chechen villagers inside a deep hole, which they dug themselves, that would turn into a mass grave filled with dismembered bodies blown up with explosives just moments later.
The Mysterious Death Of Nine Russian Students
During the Dyatlov Pass incident of 1959, nine experienced ski hikers were forced to flee their camp in minimal clothing with sub-zero temperatures. Investigators concluded an "unknown compelling force" took their lives.
Not The Encore Anyone Expected
In 2003, the band Great White was performing at The Station nightclub in Rhode Island when the group's pyrotechnics and flammable sound insulation broke out into an uncontrollable fire that took 100 lives, including the guitarist's.
Clinging For His Life
For a frightening 18 hours, Joseph Avery held onto a log in the middle of the roaring Niagara River after his boat crashed and took the lives of his two companions. After he was rescued, the rescue boat capsized and Avery fell to his death from the falls.
Japan Airlines Flight 123
In 1985, a plane traveling from Tokyo to Osaka suffered a sudden explosive decompression due to a faulty repair. The Boeing 747 crashed, killing the 15 crew and all but four of the 509 passengers on board.
Before Everest Took Their Lives
In 1924, George Mallory and Andrew "Sandy" Irvine ventured to be the first to reach the peak of Mount Everest. They never returned, and it's still unknown if they reached the summit. Mallory's body was later found in 1999, but Irvine's remains missing.
Before The Fire In The Sky
This photo was taken just moments before the seven-person crew boarded the Space Shuttle Challenger, which exploded only 73 seconds into its flight and took their lives.
Last Flight For The Figure Skaters
In 1961, 18 members of the U.S. figure skating team, their coaches, and close relatives were killed in a plane crash on their way to Prague for the World Figure Skating Championships. In all, 72 lives were lost that day.
Before The Towers Fell
It was one of, if not the most horrific day in American history, when terrorists flew into the Twin Towers. This chilling image shows the two iconic buildings before they collapsed.
The Glider Disaster Of 1943
Mayor William D. Becker, along with several St. Louis politicians, were aboard a military glider for a test run when the aircraft crashed and took everyone's lives in 1943.
John Lennon's Final Moments
This is the last image taken of John Lennon, captured just 10 minutes before Mark David Chapman (also pictured) gunned him down in cold blood with four fatal shots.