At 8:41pm on Wednesday 24 July, 2013, a high-speed train derailed near Santiago de Compostela in Spain and crashed into a concrete wall. The train was carrying 218 passengers and 4 crew. 79 people were killed and 143 were injured. This is an animated 3D recreation of the accident. After downloading simply double click on it to open it in Google Earth then double-click where indicated on the left under Places to run it, or click Instructions. The animation is a milli-second accurate re-creation of the event for the period of the track-side video that is available. The remainder has been generated based on extensive research, including the studying of numerous photos to identify what damage each carriage sustained and how that likely occurred. The animation has revealed amongst other things that the YouTube video of the accident is 10% faster than the timestamp on the video. That makes the animation seem slightly slow. It has also shown that when the train entered the curve, which has a radius of 422m and starts 234m from the tunnel exit, it was travelling at 184 km/h and was doing 179 km/h when it derailed, confirming the black box data. For a YouTube of the animation see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SzOneaSMF4 For a longer more detailed animation see http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=cf8544f0c3074395dfd89dd71a555b12 3D Models and animation by Peter Olsen, Brighton-le-Sands, Sydney, Australia.