What about this?
Originally posted by jw.
I don't believe for one second that the wheelhouse fell off.
OK, mebbe there was no mention of money, but what made you say this?, water in vast quantity hitting the wheelhouse has enormous energy. And Spirit hardley had a streamlined wheelhouse, more like a sail, so it would only have to hit it 'just so' (belly flop) to create a huge shock.
You've only got to go out in a flat bottomed boat to see what I mean