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Taken by me from seat 6A from Ryanair FR903 STN-CORK on the morning of 11th December 2005. Was pure luck that I'd ended up on the left hand side of the plane in a window seat (as I normally would sit in row 1 if possible - but it was busy) with my camera on my lap and not in the box above, let alone having the camera on this flight at all :-)
Its a little fuzzy as its taken at full digital zoom in a moving airplane (so not bad considering) :-)
We were getting closer and it was by now obvious that the fire was huge (this was taken at 11.41 am and the explosion had happened at 6.13 that morning) !
Going through my archives and also I've since toned up on my PS skills a little enough to play with some of the pics I didn't think were good enough to share at the time.
So I thought I'd air them and see what people thought.
Earlier text - Taken the morning of the Buncefield Fuel/Oil Depot fire/explosion - the pilot banked to fly around the smoke and I got a series of pics (some of which are earlier in my photos)
I saw this ominous cloud over London and thought that's strange on a foggy day.
I hadn't heard the news as I'd been travelling all morning but someone on the plane had a relative 4 miles away that had their windows popped.