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Old 09-05-2009, 02:13 AM   #1
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Pa. man fires cannon, hits neighbor's house - Yahoo! News

UNIONTOWN, Pa. – A Pennsylvania history buff who recreates firearms from old wars accidentally fired a 2-pound cannonball through the wall of his neighbor's home. William Maser, 54, fired a cannonball Wednesday evening outside his home in Georges Township that ricocheted and hit a house 400 yards away. The cannonball, about two inches in diameter, smashed through a window and a wall before landing in a closet. Authorities said nobody was hurt.
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Old 09-05-2009, 03:15 AM   #2
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Pa. man fires cannon, hits neighbor's house - Yahoo! News

UNIONTOWN, Pa. – A Pennsylvania history buff who recreates firearms from old wars accidentally fired a 2-pound cannonball through the wall of his neighbor's home. William Maser, 54, fired a cannonball Wednesday evening outside his home in Georges Township that ricocheted and hit a house 400 yards away. The cannonball, about two inches in diameter, smashed through a window and a wall before landing in a closet. Authorities said nobody was hurt.
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Accidental discharge? Negligent discharge? Or just another fool? I'm putting my money on ND and fool for all the money.

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The scene was probably similar to F Troop. The fuse probably went out and he kicked the canon wheel and the wheel fell of, causing the canon to fall and to fire in a different direction, hitting the neighbor's house.

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The scene was probably similar to F Troop. The fuse probably went out and he kicked the canon wheel and the wheel fell of, causing the canon to fall and to fire in a different direction, hitting the neighbor's house.

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LOL - F-Troop! Just had a visual of that scene...
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Well as I was always told, ACCIDENTS DON'T JUST HAPPEN! Some one has to iniiate the said accident.


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Can you top that shot ? Sadly enough, we can :
Link : Russian Warship Attacks Russian Village - Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty © 2009
5/29/09
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Here's one from the "oops" department.

A Russian antisubmarine warship participating in military exercises in the Gulf of Finland accidentally fired a salvo of missiles into the village of Pesochnoye, near St. Petersburg.

Russian news agencies cited a Russian Navy spokesman as saying that a total of 10 missiles were accidentally fired at the village. Remarkably nobody was injured and the only damage was a broken car window.

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Can you top that shot ? Sadly enough, we can :
Link : Russian Warship Attacks Russian Village - Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty © 2009
5/29/09
From Radio Liberty :
Here's one from the "oops" department.

A Russian antisubmarine warship participating in military exercises in the Gulf of Finland accidentally fired a salvo of missiles into the village of Pesochnoye, near St. Petersburg.

Russian news agencies cited a Russian Navy spokesman as saying that a total of 10 missiles were accidentally fired at the village. Remarkably nobody was injured and the only damage was a broken car window.
Maybe we dont need to worry about the Russians after all
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Having met the Russian Navy, I can assure you that the most amazing aspect of this story is that the missiles actually worked.
As for the cannon-cocker, he needs to go directly to jail. Do not pass Go, do not collect $200.00.

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Watched a battery of M109a6 Palidin Howitzers get turned backwards at Ft. Hood and start loobing LIVE 155mm rounds off post in to a guys back yard. Thank god his yard was almost 3 acres. They did however take out a cherry tree that the man had planted in memory of his son that got taken by cancer at the ripe old age of 17 years old.

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