Video of the Week: Helicopter Incident on the High Seas

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AVweb reader Jim Lin sent us this week's video clip, along with a note that the original YouTube description (which calls this a takeoff error and blames it on an unreleased strap) may be a misreading of what we're actually seeing:

Here's a video of a scary helicopter incident at sea. Despite what the video description says, it looks like the pilot failed to keep the helicopter pinned to the deck of the pitching ship. You can see the heli get light on its skids on the swell prior to the actual liftoff and subsequent tail strike. That's one lucky deckhand!

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