Tragic Moments Snapped The Moment Before They Happened

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There’s just something about a tragedy that we just can’t avert our eyes from. In fact, bad news is our preferred news as, well, that’s what makes the news every night. Whether it’s out of sheer curiosity, because it gives us something to talk about, or our natural sadistic tendencies – we humans just love seeing others suffer. But rarely do we actually get to see a real tragedy happen live. Sometimes we get to watch the aftermath on the news or in YouTube clips, but never do we get to see one as it unfolds in the moments just prior to, unless we’re in one ourselves. Well, almost never is more accurate as we have here for you pictures takes of tragic moments, the moment, right before they happened. It’s as if eerily, the cameraman was in on it. So if you enjoy in the misfortune and suffering of others, than check out these pictures of tragedies snapped right before disaster, but too late for anything to be done about it.
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Subway Sorrow

One of a commuter’s biggest fears is being pushed onto the subway tracks just as the train’s arriving. Well this was the unfortunate fate here for Ki-Suk Han, a 59-year old husband and father of two. This picture was snapped just before someone had shoved him onto the tracks.
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All Smiles

This photo was snapped by a loving father of his lovely wife and daughter as they were on their way for their vacation. He had no idea just minutes after that the plane was going to crash just as it was flying over the Ukraine, killing everyone aboard.
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Love Gone Wrong

Here we see Travis Alexander, a 32-year-old salesman taking a shower just before his crazed ex-girlfriend killed him. She was over picking up her remaining belonging when she herself snapped this photo, right before stabbing him to death Alfred Hitchcock Psycho style.
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Hot Air Disaster

Back in January of 2012, a hot air balloon in the midst of taking off hit a high voltage line, which immediately burst into flames. What’s being captured here is the deadliest hot air balloon disaster ever, as it killed 10 passengers, along with the pilot.
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Air Disaster

This disturbing photo is of a Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 182 as it collided, mid-air, with another plane over San Francisco. This crash did not only kill all 137 passengers aboard, but also killed 7 civilians on the ground below, as the crash his 22 homes on the way down.
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Wedding That’s Not Meant To Be

Here we see Collette Theobald (left) and Ashley Moreno (right), happily making their way to a bachelorette party when they shot this car selfie. Only minutes later the girls were struck in a head on collision. It’s unclear as to whether the selfie served as a distraction, but sadly, both girls died instantly.
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NYPD’s Finest

Here stands Moira Smith, a NYPD officer as she helps an injured man who was hurt in the first building that was struck in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. After this photo was taken, she rushed into the second tower to help evacuate people when, well, if you remember history – you know what happened next. Moira did not survive, making her the only female officer to be killed in the attacks.
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Lesson Learned

Here we see Jared Mayhew with the bright idea to take a selfie just as the train passes behind him. While Jared thought he was standing off the tracks, he was actually nowhere near out of harms way. See that boot pressed up against his head? That’s the conductor kicking him out of the way, essentially, saving his life. It appears a good kick in the head is all these selfie daredevils need.
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Columbine Hero

Remember the tragic Columbine High School massacre back in 1999? Here we see David Sanders, a Columbine teacher warning students in the cafeteria to get out of the school. This photo was captured right before the two crazed high student school gunmen entered the cafeteria and gunned Mr. Sanders down.
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Stowaway

Now this one’s so crazy, it seems Photoshopped – but isn’t. It’s an image of a 14-year-old boy by the name of Keith Sapsford, who got the bright idea to hide in the wheel-well of an airplane headed to Japan from Sydney. Apparently an amateur photographer unintentionally snapped this image just as the plane was taking off, 200 meters in the air. Poor Keith did not survive to tell about his airline adventure.
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Daredevil

Pavel Kashin, a Russian daredevil was out on the ledge of a 18-story high building doing backflips. Unfortunately he lost his balance and plummeted to his death, as is captured here the very moment he lost his footing.
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The Fast and the Furious

Everyone remember hearing the sad news of Fast and the Furious star, Paul Walker’s death in a racing collision. Well here he is getting into the Porsche Carrera GT that would become his high-speed coffin.
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Unthinkable Kidnapping

Back in 1993 in England, the news reported the horrific kidnapping, abduction, torture and murder of 4-year-old Jame Bulger by two ten-year-old boys. This was the surveillance footage of James being led away to his death by one of the boys.
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Senseless Selfie

It appears this fearless selfie takers will never learn, as here we see 17-year-old Xenia Ignateva climbing a very tall structure so she can take a “dramatic” selfie. Well drama was what she got as he lost her balance, falling 40-stories to her death.
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A Flight’s Final Moments

Here we see Flight Air France 4590 (from Paris to Boston) as it caught fire in the midst of taking off. The entire plane burst into flames, killing all 109 passengers aboard.
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Niagara Falls

For some reason people just love to test their courage in Niagara Falls. Robert Overacker was no different. In an attempt to raise awareness for the homeless, Robert though he’s help the poor by jet skiing over the falls in 1995. Well fall he did, right to his death – added yet another person to the homelessness problem he was trying to solve.
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Karl Wallenda

Back in the 70’s Karl Wallenda was a famous high wire walker, and legendary daredevil. In 1978 he decided to attempt his biggest feat by walking a tightrope hung between two hotel towers in Puerto Rico 121 feet off the ground. What’s being captured here is the moment Karl lost his footing, right before he plummeted to his death.
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Facebook Suicide

Break ups are tough. But for 22-year-old Gabriela Hernández Guerra here, it was especially painful – so much so – she took to Facebook when her boyfriend left her, posting “Goodbye to all, I don’t have anything now, I don’t have anything. Julio I love you, never forget it. I’m leaving with a smile because you made me very happy while this lasted. To my family, I ask for your forgiveness. Love, Gabi,” along with this photo of a noose around her neck right before she committed suicide. It was the last time anyone ever saw her face, book.
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