Villager's house destroyed after rocket propeller falls from sky

Wreckage made hole on top of roof of house in China

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Imaginechina/REX Shutterstock (3406233b) A villager points to the scrap from the Long March 3B (CZ-3B) carrier rocket carrying the Change-3 satellite which crashed down and damaged the roof of his barn in Suining County, central Chinas Hunan province Debris From Chinese Moon Rover Launch Crashes into Village in Suining County, Hunan Province, China - 02 Dec 2013 Minutes after China celebrated the successful launch of the countrys first moon rover on Monday (2 December 2013), two homes more than 1,000 km away in Hunan Provinces Suining County were struck with what appear to be rocket parts. According to an AFP report, scrap from the Long March 3B rocket that carried the rover out of earths atmosphere came crashing down �� punching holes through roofs and barns in a small village in the Chinese hinterland. Officials reportedly supplied the affected villagers with financial compensation for damages, according to the Xiaoxiang Morning Post. Suining County has frequently caught the wrong end of the countrys bourgeoning interstellar ambitions. Since the 1990s, rocket parts have struck the area on almost 20 different occasions.

A house in China was damaged after debris from a rocket carrying a satellite into orbit fell from the sky.

According to local police, the rocket propeller crashed into a villager's home just minutes after the launch on Thursday morning.

AFP reports that there were no casualties in the incident in Xunyang County.

The wreckage made a hole on top of the roof after falling through the house causing a loud noise which rattled the windows, qq.com reports.

Xunyang police wrote on social media that the machinery was part of a rocket's propulsion system.

Local residents were told "not to panic".

The Daily Mail reports that the villager will be compensated by the government.

Luckily, he was in his garden at the time of the crash.

Last year, an Apache attack helicopter carrying two people crashed into a building in Taiwan - and miraculously, the pilots survived.

The chopper was a new AH-64E, forcing all of the army's 18 AH-64E Apache helicopters to be grounded.

An investigation was launched to determine the cause of the crash.

No one on the ground was injured in the crash that took place in northern Taiwan during a routine training mission, the military said.

According to the South China Morning Post, the two Taiwanese pilots were sent to a military hospital for treatment after suffering slight injuries.

An official told reporters: "The incident happened during basic flight training for unknown reasons and a special team is investigating the cause."

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