HBO's Chernobyl is crazy accurate!

In a side-by-side video, scenes from the show have been compared to real footage captured by Ukranian director Vladimir Shevchenko including *that* helicopter crash and more.

Creator of the HBO mini series, Craig Mazin said "This is the restrained version of what actually happened because believe it or not, there are some accounts where it gets even worse."

Watch the side-by-side footage below (warning: upsetting scenes ahead):