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Russian army's rocket launch test goes terribly wrong

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Russian army's rocket launch test goes terribly wrong What goes up, must come down! Russian army’s rocket launch test goes terribly wrong when missile drops straight back down and explodes in front of them S300 barely takes off before plunging back to the ground Minute-long clip shows people dashing for cover as rocket hits ground Mishap comes shortly after footage of crash killing missile engineers By Kate Pickles For Mailonline Published: 10:02 GMT, 22 April 2015 | Updated: 11:05 GMT, 22 April 2015 23 shares 58 View comments Embarrassing footage has emerged of a missile launch going spectacularly wrong in Russia. The minute-long clip shows the S300 rocket barely managing to take off before plummeting back down to earth. A small thud can be heard and bits of debris fly off as the weapon makes a feeble attempt to launch at the military base in an unknown part of Russia. Russian army's rocket launch test goes terribly wrong Lift off: The rocket just about launches with debris and a plume of smoke clearly visible next to the Russian flag +2 Lift off: The rocket just about launches with debris and a plume of smoke clearly visible next to the Russian flag Up and down: The S300 rocket barely manages to take off before it starts plummeting back down to earth Up and down: The S300 rocket barely manages to take off before it starts plummeting back down to earth Up and down: The S300 rocket barely manages to take off before it starts plummeting back down to earth It scarcely gets off the launchpad and is followed by a small plume of smoke, before it can be seen dropping out of the sky as shouts can be heard from those watching. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi 'seriously wounded in... 'We are watching you': Pentagon in fresh warning to Iran... Spartak Moscow fined £2,500 and fans banned from two away... Share this article Share Seconds later, the rocket goes out of view as whoever is filming takes cover and a huge explosion can be heard. The shaky camera returns to a massive plume of smoke. The leaked footage will be of some embarrassment to Vladimir Putin who as grown the Russian defence budget has grown by 33 per cent to £54billion over the past year. It comes not long after shocking footage emerged of failed another rocket launch which killed six Russian ballistic missile technicians. Bang: A loud explosion can be heard before plumes of smoke are clearly visible following the failed launch of a rocket in Russia +2 Bang: A loud explosion can be heard before plumes of smoke are clearly visible following the failed launch of a rocket in Russia Footage of the accident, which happened several months ago but officials tried to keep quiet, was posted on social network sites. It happened near Donetsk in the Ukraine where it is believed the missile was about to be fired against government forces. A second OTR-21 Tochka missile was successfully launched a few seconds later from the wreckage, but there is nothing left of the launch site controlled by Russian backed militia. It shows a deafening explosion in a field with plumes of white smoke rising quickly into the atmosphere. A second missile, which would also have been programmed, is still launched from the wreckage a few seconds later, presumably heading towards its intended target.