Old 11th Nov 2018, 14:03
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The only occasion I know off where the main door departed into and then removed the tail rotor assembly resulted to a massive pitch down which the pilot tried to correct with aft cyclic. The caused the main rotor, in sympathy with the pitch up of the tail boom to slice off the boom just aft of the mounting point.

The ensuing pandemonium resulted in the aircraft descending almost vertical and killing everybody on board.
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