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ARKHANGELSK, April 22. /TASS/. An experimental rocket launched from the Plesetsk space center has fallen in the Arkhangelsk Region, northern Russia, a source at the region's defense structures said on Wednesday.
"The experimental solid-fuel rocket carrying metrical equipment was launched from Plesetsk spaceport but strayed off trajectory and fell near the village of Zabolotye," the source said.
According to the source, the 9.6-ton experimental solid-fuel rocket carrying metrical equipment strayed off trajectory and fell soon after the launch
No explosion or fire followed, he added.
The Russian Emergencies Ministry's crisis center said the fallen rocket does not pose any danger.
"The rocket's fuel is not dangerous for people," the center's spokesman said. The rocket carried no dangerous components or substances."
A defense industry source said the launch was carried out by its designers, a Russian defense industry company.