Brazilian fire department captures helicopter disintegration on camera

POSTED: Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 8:00pm

UPDATED: Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 8:04pm

A Brazilian fire department caught a helicopter disintegrating seconds after it landed.

First, strong vibrations, then the aircraft literally tore itself apart.

Investigators believe the cause is a phenomenon called ground resonance, it happens when the helicopter continues to turn while the aircraft is on the ground.

The four people in the helicopter were injured but were able to walk away from the aircraft.

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