Talk about about a near miss!

This video of a sailor narrowly avoiding the fiery exhaust of a missile has been racking up the views on YouTube ever since it was uploaded in 2007 (7 million-plus and counting).

The video was apparently shot by a sailor from the cruiser Shiloh in October 2001, capturing the moment two missiles were fired from another cruiser.

And if any of the commenters online are to be believed, the lucky (or unlucky, depending your perspective) sailor who escaped injury was aboard the cruiser Mobile Bay.