lucky to be alive: February 2012 Archives
Dramatic video footage shows the terrifying moment a Brazilian rescue chopper shook itself to pieces -- and scared us from ever getting into a helicopter.
Taken by the local fire department, the video shoes the vigorous vibrations initially causing the chopper to shudder around on the ground.
But seconds later it begins to fall apart and doors drop off and the nose of cockpit fell as crew members sat inside.
It's said the bizarre accident was the result of ‘ground resonance’ which caused the gear box to become unstable and cause the vibrations which pulled the craft apart.
This snowmobiler had a lucky escape recently -- when the cliff of snow he was just about to ride across dropped away inches in front of him.
Skirulefool (as he's known on YouTube) had been riding on the white stuff in on the Wyoming-Idaho border when the near-miss happened.
As this video footage shows, he'd been racing around when he got to the top of a hill and a huge chunk of snow disappeared from under him.
Luckily he was able to stop in time and then drag his snowmobile from the edge… shame he then hit a tree on his way back down. Oops.