Skip to comments.Woman killed by smoke bomb flying at 150mph in freak accident on TV show set
Posted on 06/16/2012 11:47:45 AM PDT by aimhigh
A woman was killed by two smoke bombs flying at 150mph being used for special effects in a new TV show about military vehicles. The foot-long bombs hit Terri Flanell, 51, as the flew through the air like rockets at 150mph at a Colorado rifle range Thursday.
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Smoke bomb registraion, background checks and 10 day waiting periods would have prevented this tragedy.
This is the sort of thing that happens in a culture of death.
Somehow, racism was involved. White people hate Obama because of the color of his skin.
Sounds like a quality control problem. Back when this stuff came from Taiwan rather than China, wasn't it better quality?
No it doesn’t look like anyone was playing chicken with their lives and the smoke bombs. The bombs, which were supposed to just smoke, exploded instead. Product malfunction. Even if she did snuggle with Larry the Cable Guy it was not a case of hold my beer and watch this.
in other news 500 people died driving cars today
“...The second flew into her neck and out her navel, killing her instantly...”
That’d do it.
I am not suggesting that. I am saying that accidents like this happen when dangerous equipment is rolled out for entertainment purposes. I am saying that a culture with an unbalanced and gratuitous interest in the technology of force projection and death — in short, death porn — is a culture of death.
That's not news, it's a statistic.
I’m not sure how they know it killed her “instantly”, but it is gruesome and considering the alternatives, it was probably lucky in a perverse way. BTW, who clocked the bombs going 150 mph?
Isn’t this getting a little liberal-like when talking about videos about war? Smoke is also used for all manner of things including stage magic. It looked to be rather harmless until the FX malfunctioned.
I am amazed the no one has been seriously injured on any of the “exploding target gun shops”... have seen more than one episode where the shooters had to dodge shrapnel /debris.
“exploding target gun shows”
(American Guns, Sons of Guns etc)
I hope, for her sake, that it was quick and final. They were supposed to be smoke bombs, not rockets, right? How would anyone know what speed they’d travel at? Has to be a (Chi-Comm) guess.
Maybe the rocket and smokebomb assembly lines got confused. Rockets also usually have pointy tops. This would have had a blunt shape. 150 mph might actually be too low an estimate for the speed of the smoke bomb, or piece of it, that penetrated the victim (and most bizarrely).
If only the smoke bombs would have been microstamped.
Seriously, it is very sad for the woman and her family. Who expects or can prepare for something like this? Unless you’re somehow in the line of fire and nobody knows you’re there.
The glib and not so funny remarks on this thread border on vulgar - this woman was killed by accident and her husband is now a widower. Grow up.
Oh take your wet blanket and go home.
No sh!t. (The closing frame for her anyway.)
Now there's some grammar for you.
Yada, Yada! Then don’t read it!
We Conservatives treasure Our Freedom of the Press and Speech!
If You don’t like it, like most Liberals and Demorats, then please just:
Sure, the smoke accident could have happened in a different context. But it happened in *this* context — a show about military hardware — because that’s the show that was being produced.
I have watched my share of such shows over the years, but now that I’m a bit older I understand how these things reveal our true interests. As an old fashioned conservative I am wondering about the social costs of a militarized culture and the glamourization of gear designed for governments investing in new ways to push people around. Conservatives used to care about stuff like that.
What if it were your spouse? I’m to the right of Rush and to the left of God, pal - and your heart is as black as your twisted soul.
You, my dear Soul, are Brain Dead!
Judge NOT! Lest Yee be JUDGED!
YOU ARE THE TWISTED SOUL!
I assume you’re trying to insult me, but you’ll have to be clearer. In the meantime, try to develop a sense of humor and not be such a scolding douchebag. The people forced to associate with you will be much better off.
CUT YOUR LIBERAL CRAP!
I just said we have the Freedoms to Speech and Press!
Read my Post! You Liberal MORON!
Oh, please. This sounds like a home-made reality show gone wrong. If you’re so anti-military, aren’t you late for a protest somewhere?
SHE/IT/Transvestite/HIM is obviously a TROLL!
Yes, it is.
Personally, I find it amazing that so few accidents are reported. Even though the explosions involve paper and cardboard, the actors are not wearing eye protection or other protection and it is plainly evident that debris is flying all around them.
The same, exact thing happened to a lady on my block, except the smoke bombs were about an inch long, and they weren’t really going that fast since they kinda bounced off of her, and they didn’t hurt her or anything, but they did leave a smudge mark on her shirt. Now that I think about it, they might have actually been a couple of those black snake things you light and they kinda puff out and and twist and everything. Nevertheless, I think she was pretty lucky she didn’t end up like that other lady.
You are Sick! Let others judge You as they have started to do! You are the twisted Soul! May GOD SAVE YOU FROM ETERNAL DAMNATION! I am not to judge.......
Hemorrhoids like you are true blue. Man the lady is dead, maybe those husbands who have lost a spouse don’t measure up to your standards but they are more human than you. You cannabalise your own - low class, very low class.
Poor woman. I hope she didn’t feel any pain.
Henpecked fathers who have busted their asses at work and just want a little peace will give in and let the mothers do it, even though they know it's a stupid comparison and their wives are just being bitches about it.
Actually, "only" about 100 die in auto accidents per day on average.
Our hearts go out to him and his family.
We're all hoping that this incident doesn't end up getting the place shut down, either out of Dragonman's grief or because of some knee-jerk, nanny, government reaction.
A lot of local are introduced to firearms at this range.
It’s well to wish there was no more war, but also with maturity comes the wisdom that it won’t be banished from the face of the earth until the Savior returns, and that during this period those who beat their swords into plowshares will end up serving those who do not. So if the occasion for war arrives, shall we all go out fighting with long faces, as C. S. Lewis puts his disapproval of semi-pacifism? Empirically, the greater error today is that of appeasement rather than combat.
And anyhow, the scene was designed to be physically harmless to film. This was not a piece of war materiel that did what it was supposed to do.
Perhaps some sort of memorial at the site would be appropriate.
Poor lady. RIP.
After reviewing some of your other sour comments to other Freepers, I take your obnoxious comment as a True Compliment considering the Source!
Hey! Butt Pilot, any comment! You also have a long history of double entry of all of your perverted, nasty comments to other Freeper Friends! You really are a Jerk! and a Glenn Beck “COWARD!”, bar none!
I am very sorry for the double posts - due to the fact of a faulty computer. Your intuition about me is lightyears off. You berate other freepers and call me sour? May you have a better day and may someone you love hug you because you seem to need one. I sir am not a coward and I do not care for Mr. Beck. You and me are against the same things. Greetings for your day.