All the needles on the control panel dropped dead.
“What the hell ?” Claudie Sanders said. She turned to Chuck. Her eyes were wide, but there was no panic in them, only bewilderment. There was no time for panic.
Chuck never saw the control panel. He saw the Seneca’s nose crumple toward him. Then he saw both propellers disintegrate.
Question 1: In this case, what's the meaning of 'never'?
Question 2: In this case, what's the meaning of 'crumple'?