[Editor's note: The New York Times has a good panel-based interactive following the descent and ultimate crash of Flight 3407 before it crashed on landing approach into the Buffalo Niagara International Airport last week. A touch of animation between each time slice adds a nice flourish. Steadily increasing map detail and finally a photo realistic shot of the neighborhood reinforce the scale change and make the lack of scale bars less glaring.]
Republished from the New York Times.
Originally published: February 13, 2009.
Graphic by Xaquín G.V., Ford Fessenden, Joe Burgess, Graham Roberts
Screenshots below. View interactive version to see the transitions between each panel.
Sources: Pictometry, LiveATC.net, FlightAware, FlightView, Bombardier