Sound from the S&P 500 futures pit at the CME throughout the "flash crash" of 2010. The Might 6, 2010 Flash Collision likewise known as The Crash of 2:45, the 2010 Flash Accident or just simply, the Flash Crash, was a United States securities market collision on Might 6, 2010 in which the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged concerning 900 points– or concerning 9 percent– only to recuperate those losses within minutes. It was the second largest factor swing, 1,010.14 points, and also the greatest one-day point decline, 998.5 factors, on an intraday basis in Dow Jones Industrial Average history. On May 6, United States stock exchange opened up down as well as trended down a lot of the day on fret about the financial obligation situation in Greece. At 2:42 pm, with the Dow Jones down more than 300 points for the day, the equity market began to drop rapidly, dropping more than 600 points in 5 mins for a virtually 1000 point loss on the day by 2:47 pm. Twenty mins later, by 3:07 pm, the market had reclaimed a lot of the 600 point drop.