Archive for July, 2011

New Photos of Damaged Boston Logan Airplane

I thought some might want to see what the damaged Regional Jet CRJ looks like today, several days after it collided with a much larger jet. I snapped these photos late yesterday as the jet was being worked on at Logan. Notice the part of the tail section laying upright on the ground.

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Naked Guy Seen Down By the Banks of the River Charles.

I photographed this man who, according to a Cambridge police dispatcher’s radio transmission, stripped and jumped into the water from near the intersection of the Mass. Ave.  bridge and Memorial Drive. I caught up with him on the Storrow Drive side where Massachusetts state police troopers were waiting for him.

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My Very Early Photos of the Boston Airplane Collision

I was the first media photographer on the scene of a collision involving two airliners on the taxiway at Logan Airport. I was in South Boston Thursday, July 14 readying myself for a try at photographing the full moonrise. My car’s police scanner was locked onto the airport so that I could find out what runway was in use at Logan Airport. The thought of  trying to capture two departing airplanes, NOT one, flying “through” the full moon, always appealed to me. This is only possible when the airport is using a certain runway. What I heard next though, on the airport radio scanner, stopped all thoughts of the full moon. A pilot of a large Delta airliner had just called in to the Logan air traffic tower to notify them that he believed that his airplane had just struck another jet. I sped through the Ted Williams tunnel and up to the roof of the Terminal B parking garage. There it was, in full view, 2 planes, one with a gash through it’s tail.  My photos were picked up worldwide after the Boston Herald’s usage. Here are some of the photos. The first photo was just about 8 minutes after the collision and it shows the larger “offending” jet, at left, although in this photo one cannot see the damage to the larger plane’s left wing tip. In the second photo, the larger jet is being moved, so it’s damaged left winglet is now visible with the mangled tail of the smaller jet. An interesting aside to this is that the larger plane’s winglet is still embedded in the tail section of the smaller plane.

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