Aircraft crash video

What happens in this video ?

This Enstrom 480 tries to take off from a ship in severe weather conditions. The pilot looses control on take off and has a tail rotor strike onboard a ship.

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File size : 997 Ko

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John Youngs
Tacoma, Wa

The tail does indeed strike the deck - but the rotor guard (that metal bar underneath the tail rotor) prevented the tail rotor from actually making contact - the tail rotor shaft would've exploded & come apart had that actually happened.
16th June, 2008
Cape Town

(South Africa)
wow nicly recoverd
12th June, 2008