Russian rocket catches fire, crashes in massive ball of flames (VIDEO)
Published: July 2, 2013 10:44AM
Updated: July 2, 2013 10:44AM

Watch as a Russian booster rocket is launched, catches fire and comes crashing down in a spectacular cloud of smoke and flames. <freeform>

<script data-hide-title=”true” data-hide-byline=”true” data-hide-footnotes=”true” data-hide-embed=”true” type=”text/javascript” src=”http://cdn.spundge.com/embed/stories/4801/”></script><noscript><h1>Russian rocket catches fire, crashes in massive ball of flames (VIDEO)</h1><h2>Russians watched live Tuesday as a news channel broadcast the launch of a booster rocket that came crashing down in Kazakhstan. The Proton-M booster was carrying three satellites when its engine unexpectedly shut down, sending the rocket spiraling toward the ground just more than a mile away from the launch pad. No one was injured, but the burning rocket fuel did create a toxic cloud over the launch pad. Similar crashes happened last year, reports the Associated Press.</h2><a href=”http://cdn.spundge.com/stories/4801/embedded/” target=”_blank”>View <em>”Russian rocket catches fire, crashes in massive ball of flames (VIDEO)”</em> on Spundge</a></noscript></freeform>