Close-up View of a Flying School Bus Crash, Frame by Frame

In an extraordinary slow-motion array of over 200 color action photos, you can see for yourself what a dramatic, violent crash looks like, up close and personal. (Photo by David George.)

Few people ever see a school bus actually fly into the air and crash onto a concrete road, traveling on just two rubber wheels and then skidding forward on its metal side to a screeching stop. But on June 7 at the inaugural STN EXPO Indianapolis, that’s exactly what happened at the IMMI Center for Advanced Product Evaluation (CAPE) test facility.

Almost 150 spectators were stunned to see a speeding school bus actually fly for the first time on June 7 during the STN EXPO live demonstration in Indiana. (Photo by David George.)
Almost 150 spectators were stunned to see a speeding school bus actually fly for the first time on June 7 during the STN EXPO live demonstration in Indiana. (Photo by David George.)

In a slow-motion array (below) of color action photos, you can see for yourself what a dramatic, violent crash looks like, up close and personal.

Pieces of debris and shards of glass exploded into the air when a school bus literally flew off of a steel ramp, smashed down onto hard concrete and slid to a grinding stop against a crash barrier.

The unique live demonstration was hosted by SafeGuard/IMMI on June 7, just outside of Indianapolis. NBC News taped the demonstration and plans to air it later this year. (Photos by David George.)