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Ukrainian Air force jet flies too low, human dives for cover

Technically Incorrect: For reasons that may only amount to "because it's fun," some air force pilots around the globe enjoy scaring people on the ground. Here's the latest.

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Why? Because fun.

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Things to be thankful for: you're alive, someone loves you and you don't have to throw yourself to the ground because a fighter jet is coming straight for your head.

Pilots in certain air forces seem to enjoy making passes at those who think those passes marginally insane.

You might remember a Libyan Mig-23 doing just that last year, for reasons that may only have amounted to: "This is fun."

The latest video to emerge involves the Ukrainian Air Force.

This time it's an Su-27 plane that is part of a formation and then decides to make a left turn toward unsuspecting humans on the ground.

It heads straight toward one person who suddenly believes the plane will chop off his head and dives for cover.

The plane doesn't seem to be far away from the cameraman filming this either.

This isn't even the first time the Ukrainian Air Force has enjoyed such spectacles.

As the Aviationist reports, there was its Su-25 buzzing female soldiers, and another one flying what seems like inches over a runway for no apparent reason.

Pilots will be pilots, of course.

You can't help hoping, though, that their enthusiasm for amusement doesn't get the better of them. The margin of error seems very small.