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NAR Reports Model Rocketry's First Confirmed Fatality.
NAR President Ted Cochran posted this on the NAR Facebook page a short time ago:
Quote:I regret to have to announce that our hobby has experienced an on-field fatality. Based on initial news reports, a very experienced Boy Scout leader helping out at the annual Rocket Rave event in California lost sight of a rocket after it was launched and was struck in the face when it came down.
Please keep Michael Bentley in your prayers.
The most detailed report I have been able to find is here:
I have no additional information at this time.
Please review safety procedures at your next launch, including your procedures for tracking, pointing at, and calling heads up for rockets that present a hazard to participants and spectators.

This was copied from TRF as posted by George Gassaway.

A GoFundMe account has been set up:
NAR #100544

"The Guide says there is an art to flying", said Ford, "or rather a knack." 
"The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

Launching is Optional... Landing? That Depends on Trees.


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NAR Reports Model Rocketry's First Confirmed Fatality. - by K'Tesh - 11-16-2015, 01:35 AM

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