30 Incredible Images Taken Before Tragedy Struck

You know what they say about life: don’t take it for granted. It can change in any minute without warnings. Tragedy strikes when you least expect it. These images are especially shocking because they show how unaware the people are of what is about to happen to them. Check out how many lives have been broken.

30. Fatal Glider Crash

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Ten people including the mayor of St. Louis and other politicians were killed during a military glider test in 1943. The glider was flying over a field at the height of 2,000 feet when the left wing buckled and collapsed.

29. John Lenon

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John Lenon was signing autographs and taking pictures with a group of fans before he was gunned down. You can see the Lenon’s murderer, Mark David Chapman in the background.

28. Paul Walker

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This was probably the last photo before the famous actor from Fast and Furious, Paul Walker was killed while driving in a speeding Porsche.

27. Niagara Tragedy

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Robert Overacker died at Greater Niagara General Hospital an hour after he performed a jet ski stunt over the Niagara Falls, however his parachute failed to open.

26. Concord

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As the Concord Flight 4590 took off a left-hand engine immediately caught on fire and the plane crashed into hotel. It caused the death of 9 crew members, 100 passengers and 4 people on the ground.

25. Skating Team Plane Crash

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This photo of the U.S. figure skating team was taken before the plane took off to Belgium for the 1961 World Figure Skating Championship. The plane crashed while attempting to land, killing 73 people.

24. Japan Airlines Failure

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Four people miraculously survived but 509 died on the Japanese Flight 123. The photo, which shows us the cabin with the oxygen masks, was taken 32 minutes before the plane crashed on Mount Takamagahara due to a faulty repair performed seven years earlier.

23. Spaceship Tragedy

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On January 28, 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger was launched with seven astronauts on board. 73 seconds later, however, a booster engine broke apart from its rocket and the entire crew was killed.

22. A Dangerous Stunt

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Being a free runner and parkour enthusiast meant that Pavel Kashin was risking his life on a daily basis. During the last backflip Kashin lost his balance and fell 16 stories.

21. Columbine Shooting

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In 1999 two high school students entered their school and murdered 12 students, one teacher, injured 24 additional people, and then committed suicide using guns and explosives. A teacher, William ‘Dave’ Sanders can be seen in the picture, who warned the students in the cafeteria when the shootings started.

20. Pacific Southwest Airlines

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The PSA Flight 182 tragically collided midair with a private Cessna 172 over San Diego in 1978 causing the death of all 137 passengers and 7 people on the ground. In addition 22 houses were also destroyed or damaged.

19. Mount Everest Explorers

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This last picture of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine was taken at their Mount Everest base camp in 1924 right before they went missing. They were last seen on the North East ridge.

18. Ebola Outbreak

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The first outbreak of the ebola was in 1976, when it affected 318 and killed 280 people.A nurse called Mayinga N’Seka was photographed with two of her colleagues just a few days before she succumbed to the virus.

17. The Titanic

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The ’unsinkable’ ship on its first and last voyage on April 14th 1912. As we all know the Titanic hit an iceberg and sunk to the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean. Although 710 were saved, around 1500 passengers died.

16. Notorious B.I.G.

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One of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time was killed by an unknown assailant few minutes after he left a party. Four bullets took Biggie’s life at a red light.

15. Dangerous Bear

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The photographed black bear killed an innocent hiker Darsh Patel in a wooded area of West Milford. This picture was found on his cellphone after his death.

14. James Dean

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Despite the fact that the actor had previously competed in several racing events, James Dean died in a car crash in 1955. Ironically, he was traveling to a sports car racing competition when the tragedy happened.

13. Patrick Swayze

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The last known photograph of the Dirt Dancing star in his final days. Swayze died of pancreatic cancer in 2009 at the age of 57.

12. Malaysian Airlines Flight 17

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This is the Hally family before taking off for their dream vacation. Little did they know that the passenger flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur would be shot down over Ukraine killing almost three hundred people.

11. Hot Air Balloon Accident

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The Carterton balloon tragedy is considered one of the worst air disasters in New Zealand. All 11 people on board were killed after they struck several power lines and the balloon immediately caught on fire.

10. Robin Williams

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The comedian had a long battle with depression, and he decided to take his own life after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease by hanging himself. A fan managed to take a picture with him just days prior to his death.

9. Nightclub Fire

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Pyrotechnics set on fire during a concert of the Great White at a Rhode Island nightclub, The Station. The accident claimed the lives of 100 people and another 230 were injured.

8. 911

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On September 11th 2001, Al-Qaeda terrorist group members hijacked commercial airliners and flew them into the World Trade Center. After burning for almost an hour the towers collapsed. The attacks killed almost three thousand people.

7. Johnny Cash

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This is the last performance of the 71-year-old singer at The Carter Ranch inn Hiltons in 2003. Johnny Cash died of complications from diabetes.

6. Ian Curtis

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The singer from Joy Division posed for this picture with his baby daughter five days before he took his own life. He hanged himself in the kitchen at the age of 23.

5. Jim Morrison

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This is the last picture taken before the death of the Doors’ singer in 1971. The official cause of his death was heart failure.

4. Suicide on live

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Millions of people watched on live TV as the treasurer of Pennsylvania, Robert ‘Budd’ Dwyer pulled out a revolver, put it in his mouth and pulled the trigger during his trial. He was accused of receiving bribe.

3. Photographed murderer

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A Filipino politician Reynaldo Dagsa accidentally captured the gang member who was about to end his life while he was taking picture of his family. Although Dagsa died at the scene, his relatives remained unharmed.

2. TransAsia Airways Flight 235

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In Taiwan, a domestic flight crashed into the Keelung River due to an engine flame-out. 42 of the 58 people on board lost their lives.

1.Fatal Stunt

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A popular Indian actor Jayan died while filming a movie in 1980. Unfortunately, he failed to perform a stunt on a helicopter.

British Minister

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The old lady who served as a minister for an unbelievably long time died shortly after this picture was taken with her children.

Lenin

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I guess I shall not introduce him his name is well-known in all over the world. It was actually his last picture which was taken in 1923.

John Wayne Gacy

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The famous serial killer shortly executed after this picture was taken. He really loved his sister not like the other people whom were killed by him.

Regina Kay Walters

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This beautiful young lady were killed by a serial killer shortly after this picture was taken. This is the last memory of her.

TransAsia Airways Flight 235

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The picture is quite scary isn’t it? The airoplane flew into the river and noone survived the catastrophy.

The Crocodile Hunter

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Steve Irwin was probably the most successful animal hunter who ever lived in this world. He was killed by a meduse in 2006.

Tina Watson

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She travelled into Australia with his husband and after the picture was taken he died because of an unlucky accident.

Dale Earnhardt

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Thanks to the accident of three different race cars Dale Earnhardt died in the hospital. This is the last picture of the famous champion.

Martin Luther King

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The well-known politician were killed by a killer and this is the last picture where we can see him alive.

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