February 2, 2007 | Mark Paradies

It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt…

Here’s an example of “Range Safety Gone Bad”…

How close was THAT! Reading through the post, this thing apparently buried itself 4 feet into the ground.

Supposedly, they were following all the safety rules that had been agreed upon and put into place before the event. But when those safeguards failed, I wonder what was done immediately following the cratering event? Were people moved back? Were other failure modes analyzed? (In this case, the parachute failed to open, which would have caused the missile to land down-wind). Were any other assessments done, or did they launch another one 10 minutes later?

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