They say a photo speaks a thousand words- well this has never been more true after seeing the following images.

From horrific air crashes to the last photos ever taken of some of our most beloved stars, these shots capture the calm before the chaos.

Here are 28 photos that were taking moments before disaster struck:

F18 Hornet

This photo shows the shocking moment a F18 Hornet pilot ejects before an epic crash at an airshow.