This photo below shows 529's tail. Note the entire tail rotor assembly and 90-degree gearbox are completely gone, leaving only about half of the 90-degree gearbox housing. It also took the tail rotor drive shaft about 18-inches down the vertical tail fin. Note also the damage to the left horizontal stabilizer. According to data from the aircraft tail number page here on the Website, Dolphin 529 arrived in the 174th as a brand new zero-hour aircraft in May 1969 and "departed" the 174th also in May 1969, with just 127 hours on the airframe. While the aircraft does not look that badly damaged overall, a tail rotor strike like this will require removal and replacement of the main rotor, assembly, transmission, engine, and all drive gear. In addition to the damaged landing gear, It also sustained structural damage to the tail boom. If you look closely to the alignment of the body of the aircraft and engine, you can see that the tail boom is broken and has been displaced to the right. This fits with an aircraft spinning to the right and making contact with the ground while still spinning. The tail boom was broken and "dragged" behind the direction of rotation. Scratch one-each new flare ship!