The video shows an AH-64 Apache helicopter swooping extremely low over an outpost in the snowy mountains of southeastern Paktika Province on February 6.
The website Military.com says the pilot was attempting a maneuver called a "return to target," although less military-savvy viewers would be forgiven for thinking that the pilot(s) are hot-dogging it for the delight of their buddies.
Laughter and a "Hell, yeah!" can be heard from the folks watching on the ground before the crash and then "Oh, God" and some other choice words after the impact.
Incredibly, officials of the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan say no one on the ground was injured (although how the man standing in the snow at :23 seconds managed to duck in time is beyond me) and that the helicopter crew survived the incident, which is under investigation.
The $20 million helicopter wasn't so lucky, I'm guessing.
-- Grant Podelco