Z-10 Attack helicopter crash

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Z-10 helicopter crashed today at approximately 14:00 hrs today in Weinan, Shaanxi province. Photos- http://congnghequocphong.blogspot.co...hat-trung.html
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Interestingly. It seems as if he has juts flat pancaked. CFS ?
Currently thought to be failure of the tail rotor.

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Currently thought to be failure of the tail rotor.
Speculated that the tail rotor hit a high tension cable, tearing it off. Gravity did the rest.

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Speculated that the tail rotor hit a high tension cable, tearing it off. Gravity did the rest.
Without the tail rotor, shldn't it have spun on itself?

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Without the tail rotor, shldn't it have spun on itself?
If it was flying particularly low maybe it wouldn't have had much altitude to have spun enough for its crash to show a pattern.. Or maybe the flight control system automatically enacted a controlled landing, etc. But either way, that seems like the most reasonable explanation of what we see in the photos. The top of the tail had been quite clearly separated from the rest of the aircraft.

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If it was flying particularly low maybe it wouldn't have had much altitude to have spun enough for its crash to show a pattern.. Or maybe the flight control system automatically enacted a controlled landing, etc. But either way, that seems like the most reasonable explanation of what we see in the photos. The top of the tail had been quite clearly separated from the rest of the aircraft.
Fragile equilibrium of forces acting on an helicopter in flight (a well known video):