Man kills wife with makeshift rocket

Homemade missile

Remember that Swedish guy who landed in jail after police caught him trying to split atoms at his own home? Well, here’s another freak accident.

A woman in Russia was killed earlier this month by a homemade missile launched by her aviation-nut husband. According to a report from RIA Novosti, the victim was looking on as her spouse assembled his makeshift rocket in a field. But the launch went horribly wrong when the missile changed direction, striking the woman in the head.

“During the launch, the model rocket veered off course and hit his wife in the head. The woman died in the hospital,” investigators said in a statement.

The 42-year-old husband could face up to two years in prison for manslaughter.