first published on July 3, 2020 by Will
A gnarly video out of Afghanistan shows a crashing Apache helicopter nearly killing several US troops on a remote outpost in the Sharana district of Afghanistan’s eastern Paktika province in 2012.
It appears that the pilot may have been attempting a low-level aerial maneuver to boost the morale of the frozen ground troops when he loses lift and impacts the ground, narrowly missing a group of solders. After sliding for several meters across the snow, the attack chopper shoots back into the air and begins a crazy spinning and flipping sequence before crashing back into the ground and finally stopping. Incredibly, no one was injured in the event.