A man trying to prove the earth is flat, died when his rocket crashed Saturday in the desert in Barstow California.
“A man was pronounced deceased after the rocket crashed in the open desert during a rocket launch event,” the statement said. Medical help was already on-site, but the pilot could not be saved.
Authorities did not identity the pilot pending positive identification by coroner’s officials. Witnesses and news reports indicted the launch was an event hosted by local daredevil “Mad” Mike Hughes, an amateur rocket builder intent on proving that the Earth is flat.
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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department issued a written statement.