I found this video clip of a Eurofighter Typhoon doing a display at an air show in England. The pilot misjudged his recovery from a dive, and missed plowing into the ground by the narrowest of margins. Only the enormous excess power available from his engines kept him in the air.
A close call indeed! I understand that the tower ordered the pilot to land after seeing that, probably fearing that the pilot wasn't capable of handling his plane so near the ragged edge of its performance. After watching the video, I'm not surprised!