This was an accident that was caught on camera during filming for Top Gear Korea. Thankfully no one was seriously injured.
The original challenge pitted presenter Kim Jin Pyo in a Corvette ZR1 against an AH1 Cobra helicopter in true Top Gear style.
Looked to me like either a control link failed, or hydraulics failed during completion of that right hand funnel.
Funnel turns like he was pulling put alot of stress on the airframe and links.
It just stopped turn rotation, and locked into that ground orientation, dooming it quickly after to unscheduled contact with the dirt.
Had he that link or hyraulic failure in any place other than he did, he might have been higher and faster when it decided to go its own way.
He woulda died.
If you enjoyed that, you’ll get a kick out of this compilation. The first clip is one of our very own.