Watch a helicopter get destroyed by physics without even leaving the ground

It was the most stunning helicopter accident Para, Brazil has ever seen. And it all happened without the helicopter even leaving the ground. The shocking destruction of the plane was caused by a phenomenon called ground resonance. Like an out-of-balance washing machine, the plane starts shaking more and more violently until the force tears it in half.

Though the destruction was pretty epic, no one was hurt in the accident. They're probably going to need to buy a new helicopter, though.

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This article was written by Fox Van Allen and originally appeared on Tecca

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