Wayward rocket lands in passenger seat of pick-up in Roi-et throughout annual rocket pageant

A native north-east rocket festival entry has made an surprising landing, into bushes hanging over a road, then dropping straight into the passenger seat of a passing pick-up.
The rocket, part of the annual Bun Bang Fai rocket pageant in Suwannaphum district of Roi-Et, was a wayward entry that ended up in a tree after being launched. Over the two days of this years festival some 30 home-made rockets are fired into the skies to encourage the ‘water gods’ to begin dropping rain on the north-easter rice-growing plains.
This rocket was made out of 5″ PVC pipe, three metres long and with a ten metre tail.
Heading residence after the second day of the competition it started to rain. This dislodged the rocket that landed in a tree and crashed through the front windscreen of the pickup.
Now Backed are queuing up to buy lottery tickets that includetwo numbers – ‘516’ the final three digits of the pick-up number plate and ’27’ for the entry number of the rocket.
This was the second incident through the annual rocket season within the north-east. A spectator additionally died when a rocket fired right into a crowd as it was being ready for launch.
SOURCE: Tnews | PHOTO: Tnews

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