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'Mad' Mike Hughes dies in homemade rocket crash


Added 02-23-20 07:03:01am EST - “Self-styled daredevil "Mad" Mike Hughes died Saturday after a rocket in which he launched himself crashed into the ground.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Daredevil ‘Mad’ Mike Hughes killed in homemade rocket crash”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

BARSTOW, Calif. — A self-styled daredevil died Saturday after a rocket in which he launched himself crashed into the ground, a colleague and a witness said.

“Mad” Mike Hughes died after the homemade rocket crashed on private property near Barstow about 1:52 p.m. near Highway 247, the Daily Press of Victorville reported.

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“It was unsuccessful, and he passed away,” Stakes told The Associated Press. He declined further comment.

The rocket appeared to rub against the launch apparatus, which might have torn the parachutes attached to it, Chapman said.

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