Video: The moment a rescue helicopter shuddered apart on landing
Published 24/02/2012 | 09:02
A RESCUE helicopter in Brazil crumbled into pieces as it landed in the northern state of Para.
Brazil's Regional Service for the Investigation and Prevention of Aeronautical Accidents is looking into the reasons why a rescue helicopter disintegrated shortly after landing.
Amateur images taken by the Para Fire Department showed how the aircraft came apart while vigorously vibrating.
Officials believe the helicopter experienced what is known as ground resonance, a condition that happens when the aircraft's rotor is working while the helicopter is on the ground.
Four people that were travelling aboard the helicopter were injured.