Video Captures Dramatic Apache Crash

Luckily, bystanders and pilots escaped unscathed.

Apache Crash

Apache Crash

A video showing footage of a U.S. Army AH-64 Apache crash that took place in the mountains of Afghanistan last month has made its way onto the web.

The footage, captured in the village of Marzak, shows the helicopter flying low and fast over a U.S. outpost before pulling up, doubling back and descending sharply. After impacting the ground, the aircraft skids for quite a distance before temporarily jumping back into the air and flipping multiple times, narrowly missing bystanders in the process.

Luckily, no one was killed during the accident, which reportedly occurred on Feb. 6.

According to Stars and Stripes, U.S. military officials have confirmed that the accident occurred while two helicopters were conducting over-watch in the area for a ground patrol retrieving air-dropped supplies.

While rumors that the pilots, who were purportedly performing a “return to target” maneuver at the time of the crash, will face charges are circulating the blogosphere, officials have made no such statement at this time.

View the video below.