(London Daily Mail) These are the dramatic images of a passenger jet being deliberately smashed into the ground as experts try to recreate what happens to an aircraft – and all those on board – in an air disaster.

In one of the most extraordinary aviation experiments ever conducted, the 170-seat Boeing 727 comes down in a controlled crash in a remote part of Mexico’s Sonoran Desert.

After pilot James Slocum, 55, parachuted out of the plane at 2,500ft, the jet was guided into the ground by a pilot in a following Cessna via a remote-control device.

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