Helicopter shakes itself apart

Apr 02, 2012 4 Comments by

You’ve heard the old joke that a helicopter in flight is a “bunch of spare parts flying in close formation.” Well, this incredible video footage shows a rescue helicopter in Brazil literally shaking itself apart on landing. Thankfully no one was injured in this accident.

Debra Cleghorn

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4 Responses to “Helicopter shakes itself apart”

  1. Gerry Yarrish says:

    looks like an RC heli I built once and then had a tail strike! :^(

    • Debra Cleghorn says:

      Reminds me of the time I accidentally turned on a half-built micro on my kitchen table and it beat itself to death in front of me!

  2. Jim says:

    Isnt that what they all constantly try to do? Shake themselves apart?

  3. Ray says:

    Looks like he got himself into ground resonance. All he needed to do was pull back up into the hover.

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