Old 10th Nov 2018, 13:38
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Originally Posted by SASless View Post

That was some British understatement being used.

When you lose the Tail Rotor Blades, Gearbox, and associated items from the very rear of the helicopter....the CG shift is forward...and very significant....causing a strong pitching movement that might exceed the ability of the flight controls to compensate for and thus cause the loss of the aircraft.
That is not always the case SAS, I agree on the forward shift, however actual CG position at time of accident is a big part of the equation.
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