A Helicopter Won’t Drop Like a Rock If the Engine Fails in Mid-air

Helicopters are the nimble, wily cousins of airplanes. While that may seem like they’re much more dangerous, that’s not necessarily the case. In July 2015, Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted that a “helicopter whose engine fails is a brick.” Then Twitter came in and did what Twitter does best: They roasted him with facts.

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